International Journal of Evidence-Based Practice for the Dental Hygienist
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Int J Evidence-Based Practice Dent Hygienist 3 (2017), No. 2     10. July 2017
Int J Evidence-Based Practice Dent Hygienist 3 (2017), No. 2  (10.07.2017)

Page 100-102


Using the American Dental Association's Evidence Database for Evidence-Based Practice
MacEachern, Mark P.
The American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (ADA EBD) website (ebd.ada.org/en/evidence) is an important gateway to scientific evidence for dental practitioners. It supplies an evidence database that consists of clinical guidelines, systematic reviews, critical summaries of systematic reviews, and plain language summaries that help practitioners communicate scientific evidence to patients. The evidence is categorized within specialty topics, such as pediatric dentistry and tobacco use and smoking cessation, with each topic area containing dozens to hundreds of pieces of evidence. As a resource that highlights high-level evidence, the ADA EBD site is a worthwhile addition to the repertoire of resources dental practitioners can use in their practice.
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