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Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD)

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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

     
  • Asking an Appropriate Foreground Question 
    Length: 09:07 
    Learning Objectives:
    Summarize the difference between a background and a foreground question
    Recognize and define PICO format
    Determine if a foreground question is appropriate
    Identify the appropriate domain for a given PICO
     
  • Search Concepts and Search Terms
    Length: 07:35
    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 concept
     
  • Adjusting Results and Creating a Working Set
    Length: 08:59
    Learning Objectives:
    Identify Good Search Techniques
    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
     
  • Selecting the Evidence
    Length: 08:44
    Learning Objectives:
    Determine appropriate articles to use in answering a PICO question
    Summarize accurately the usefulness of the Evidence Pyramid in expediting the selection process
    Define level of evidence 
    Classify articles as unfiltered or filtered information
    Apply the Evidence Pyramid to the working set appropriately
     
  • Appraising the Evidence
    Length: 13:22
    Learning Objectives:
    Summarize the goal of quality appraisal
    Identify the 6 Indicators of Quality 
    Explain the 8 study designs most frequently encountered in practicing EBD
    Appraise these 8 study designs for quality
    Relate what is needed to complete the EBD Cycle

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