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Dentistry / Oral Surgery: WU 

  • Ethics, Professional Practice and Personnel: WU 50-95
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene: WU 100-113.17
  • Diseases, Injuries, Technology, Therapeutics: WU 140-166
  • Dental Chemistry and Materials: WU 170-190
  • Dental Anatomy, Diseases: WU 210-290
  • Operative Dentistry: WU 300-360
  • Orthodontics: WU 400-440
  • Special Patient Groups: WU 460-495
  • Prosthodontics: WU 500-530
  • Oral Surgery: WU 600-640

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Evidence Based Dentistry (Source: ADA)

About EBD

Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) integrates the dentist’s clinical expertise, the patient’s needs and preferences, and the most current, clinically relevant evidence. All three are part of the decision-making process for patient care.

What is EBD?

EBD is a patient-centered approach to treatment decisions, which provides personalized dental care based on the most current scientific knowledge. The American Dental Association (ADA) defines Evidence-based Dentistry (EBD) as “an approach to oral healthcare that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient’s oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist’s clinical expertise and the patient’s treatment needs and preferences.”

EBD 5 Step Process (Source: UNC)

The EBD process is a structured approach to identifying and using the best information relevant to a particular clinical problem. It follows these 5 steps:

    1. Question 
      Articulate a clear question based on the patient's clinical problem.
    2. Find 
      Conduct a comprehensive search for the latest relevant research
    3. Appraise 
      Critically assess the evidence
    4. Act 
      Use the best identified valid and relevant evidence in patient care
    5. Evaluate
      Assess how well the previous steps worked

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