Evidence-based dentistry: concepts and implementation.

Richard Niederman, Derek Richards

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Evidence-based dentistry is the use by dentists of best research evidence, clinical judgment and patient values to guide practice. This article focuses on methods dentists can use to collect the best relevant evidence. Using the examples of systemic fluoridation and fluoridated dentifrices, the authors illustrate a five-step process of: 1) asking answerable questions; 2) conducting a systematic search; 3) critically appraising the literature; 4) applying results to practice; and 5) evaluating outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the American College of Dentists.
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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