Variation, certainty, evidence, and change in dental education

employing evidence-based dentistry in dental education.

V. C. Marinho, D. Richards, Richard Niederman

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Variation in health care, and more particularly in dental care, was recently chronicled in a Readers Digest investigative report. The conclusions of this report are consistent with sound scientific studies conducted in various areas of health care, including dental care, which demonstrate substantial variation in the care provided to patients. This variation in care parallels the certainty with which clinicians and faculty members often articulate strongly held, but very different opinions. Using a case-based dental scenario, we present systematic evidence-based methods for accessing dental health care information, evaluating this information for validity and importance, and using this information to make informed curricular and clinical decisions. We also discuss barriers inhibiting these systematic approaches to evidence-based clinical decision making and methods for effectively promoting behavior change in health care professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-455
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Dental Education
Volume65
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001

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Variation, certainty, evidence, and change in dental education : employing evidence-based dentistry in dental education. / Marinho, V. C.; Richards, D.; Niederman, Richard.

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