Evidence-Based Dental Practice:
A Primer for the Dental Professional
Dentistry is a rapidly evolving profession where new diagnostic and treatment modalities can become available at an accelerating rate. Dental professionals need to be able to access and assess information critical to making wise clinical decisions. In this course we will illustrate methods you can use to help evaluate new technologies and advertising claims.
Evidence-based Dentistry: Why and How-to Guide
Examples of evaluating important ideas and technologies. Types of studies used to establish the cause of disease and impact of new and existing treatments. By focusing on patient population, intervention under consideration, control, and assessing outcome clinical study results. Application of evidence to dentistry has grown beyond evaluation of preventive methods to applying evidence-based dentistry principles to difficult treatment planning decisions such as when and how to replace teeth. These methods will evaluate advertising and office technologies.
Evaluating the Evidence Concerning the
Link between Dental and Systemic Health
Patients frequently ask about links between their oral health and overall health. Is there a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular conditions? Is diabetes affected by dental health? We will discuss the types of studies that can shed light on these important questions; and methods to evaluate the quality of evidence.
Evaluating Diagnostics Devices and Procedures
How do we evaluate the usefulness of diagnostic devices and procedures? We will discuss metrics of diagnostic performance and types of clinical studies that can be done to compare various diagnostic modalities. Examples of using these metrics to select tests and devices will be drawn from caries, periodontal disease, cancer and the world of medicine.
KENNETH MARKOWITZ, DDS, MSD, Associate Professor
Departments of Oral Biology and Restorative Dentistry
MAXINE STRICKLAND, DMD, MPH, Associate Professor
Department of Diagnostic Sciences
Both Drs. Markowitz and Strickland have competed the American Dental Association Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry workshop and The Cochran Collaboration Systematic Review course.
$85 for Auxiliaries/Residents
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Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.