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Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD)

PDF Handouts

These tutorials are designed to guide you through the EBD process. They are listed top to bottom in the order they are best used, but learning objectives are listed for each to aid you in deciding which will be most useful to you.

For video versions, with and without closed captioning, see the box below this one.

Videos

These tutorials are designed to guide you through the EBD process. They are listed top to bottom in the order they are best used, but learning objectives are listed for each to aid you in deciding which will be most useful to you.

For PDF handout versions see the box above this one.

  • Evidence-Based Practice and Research: An Introduction
    Length: 10:04
    Learning Objectives:
    Defined Evidence-Based Practice and Evidence-Based Dentistry
    Apply the 5 A's to the evidence-based research process
    Determine if a question is background or foreground
    Recognize and define PICO format
    Identify the appropriate domain for a given PICO

     
  • Search Concepts and Search Terms
    Length: 07:33 
    Learning Objectives:
    Explain why it is best practice to search concepts individually in a database
    Produce a prioritized list of search concepts from PICO elements
    Derive search terms from search concepts

     
  • Adjusting Results and Creating a Working Set
    Length: 07:39
    Learning Objectives:
    Demonstrate how to broaden and narrow results with search terms
    Apply AND and OR to searches properly
    Express the iterative process of adjusting a search to find a working set
    Explain what a working set is and what it is used for

     
  • Appraising the Evidence
    Length: 10:24
    Learning Objectives:
    Describe Level of Evidence
    Classify evidence as Unfiltered or Filtered Information
    Define the three study types included in Filtered Information
    Use the Evidence Pyramid as a guide to appraising evidence
    Summarize what is needed to complete the EBD Cycle

     
  • Searching PubMed: Building the Working Set
    Length: 14:21
    Learning Objectives:
    Define PubMed and how to best access it
    Describe how to evaluate the Search Details box
    Compose a good search using PubMed’s Advanced Search
    Identify elements of an excellent search in PubMed
    Classify a search as either good or excellent

     
  • Searching PubMed: Using the Working Set
    Length: 07:30
    Learning Objectives:
    Describe when it is useful to search within the working set for levels of evidence
    Use three methods to search within the working set for levels of evidence
    Identify a citation and its elements in PubMed
    Explain three useful elements on a full record on PubMed
    Show how to find the full text of an article from PubMed
  • Unfiltered Information Study Types
    Length: 06:38 
    Learning Objective:
    Differentiate nine types of Unfiltered Information

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