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Volume 3 , Issue 2
Summer 2017

Pages 100Ė102

Using the American Dental Associationís Evidence Database for Evidence-Based Practice

Mark P. MacEachern, MLIS

DOI: 10.11607/ebh.133

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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