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Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry

Course Director: Philippe Hujoel
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a term which was first coined in 1992 in the “Journal of the American Medical Association.” EBM emphasizes systematic searches of clinical literature and the application of formal rules of evidence evaluating the clinical literature. When EBM is applied to dentistry, it is sometimes referred to as evidence-based dentistry (EBD). The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with EBM/EBD.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify the levels of evidence.
2. Formulate questions about etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatments/interventions.
3. Identify the types of study design and biases.
4. Calculate measures of association.
5. Apply the concepts of evidence-based medicine covered in this class to dental literature.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10

Date last updated: 2024-03-21