Dental Curriculum Threads

Evidence-Based Dentistry

Course Director: Joana Cunha-Cruz and Philippe Hujoel
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

Evidence-based dental decision-making considers patient needs and desires, clinician strengths and weaknesses, and up-to-date research evidence. The student will learn about why evidence-based patient care is safer and more effective. They will learn how to evaluate scientific evidence on oral health, and apply it in clinical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Identify and distinguish the levels of evidence.
2. Formulate and distinguish questions about etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatments/interventions.
3. Identify and discriminate the types of study design, and biases.
4. Calculate measures of association.
5. Perform literature searches and identify and select different strategies and resources.
6. Critically appraise research papers to summarize the methods and findings and identify the main forms of bias.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 12

Date last updated: 2018-03-23