Using Research for Clinical Decision-Making: Elements of a Research Report

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This course describes the parts of a research report and the information that should be contained within each section. This will guide practitioners in their review of research articles so that they can identify the specific research questions/hypotheses being explored and what was discovered about them. These skills will help oral health professionals decide whether or not to incorporate these research findings into their patient therapy and practice procedures.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Ann McCann has done consulting work for P&G.
  • Dr. Emet Schneiderman reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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