Why be an evidence-based dentistry champion?

Jan E Clarkson, Debbie Bonetti

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    Abstract

    Evidence-based dentistry champions are committed to improving the quality, effectiveness, and appropriateness of dental care through the application of evidence-based principles and tools. They share knowledge and skills to promote evidence-based dentistry (EBD) in practice, guiding colleagues, patients and policy makers in the application of critical thinking skills and evidence-based decision-making. Being an evidence-based champion requires furthering an understanding of the full process and the challenges of evidence based dentistry, including the development of an evidence base, evidence synthesis and summary, the creation of best practice guidelines, as well as evidence implementation. Efforts to improve the quality, effectiveness, and appropriateness of dental care need to occur at, and be coordinated across, multiple levels of dentistry, including the patient, clinician, team, organization, and policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)145-50
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
    Volume9
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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