Evidence Based Dentistry for Effective Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: MARTIN DUNITZ LTD

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All professionals engaged in oral healthcare are aware of the need for the best available information for decision making. This text brings together, for the first time, a guide to Evidence Based Dentistry. It will provide practical information on how to implement EBD in practice, as well as summarizing the issues involved and the impact on healthcare and education.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction to evidence based dentistryp. 1
Different types of evidence: where and how to find themp. 19
The why and how of critical appraisalp. 43
Why are systematic reviews useful?p. 59
Understanding the statistical pooling of datap. 75
The Cochrane Collaboration and its relevance to dentistryp. 89
Systematic reviews in dentistry: the role of the Cochrane Oral Health Groupp. 97
How are other levels of evidence being used?p. 111
Ways to disseminate and implement research evidencep. 123
What effect will evidence based dentistry have on clinical practice?p. 139
What are the implications for training and continuing professional education?p. 155
Implications of evidence based health care for education, research, and dental practicep. 165
Challenges to evidence based practicep. 179
Using evidence in practice: case studiesp. 199
Glossaryp. 213
Indexp. 217
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