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American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course

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CHICAGO, June 15, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) and The Forsyth Institute announce the offering of an intensive, five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools, including systematic reviews and applications for clinical decision making.

The collaborative "ADA/Forsyth EBD Course" scheduled from Oct. 19 to 23 at Forsyth headquarters in Boston, Mass., will link the evidence-based dentistry initiatives of the ADA with the breadth and depth of Forsyth's scientific research. The interactive course will include a pre-assignment and multiple hands-on activities throughout the week.

Accommodating up to 30 students, the curriculum includes:

  • Formulating clinical questions
  • Searching for evidence
  • Critical reading and appraisal
  • Implementation

The coursework focuses on human clinical trials to include:

  • Quantitative and qualitative outcomes
  • Risk calculation
  • Diagnosis
  • Systematic reviews

Distinguished faculty

The distinguished faculty includes Dr. Richard Niederman, D.M.D., M.A., director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at The Forsyth Institute and Derek Richards, B.D.S., director, Center for Evidence-based Dentistry at Oxford University, UK.

Who should apply and how to do it

"The ADA/Forsyth EBD Course" is for dentists, members of the dental team, educators and researchers, including practitioners involved in practice-based research networks, and other dental professionals.

Interested candidates must fill out a questionnaire and submit current curriculum vitae. Reviewed on a rolling admission process, notification of accepted applications will occur, as decisions are made, but no later than August 19, 2009. Participants will be responsible for their travel and housing.

Upon completion, attendees receive continuing education credit from the ADA and a certificate of EBD from The Forsyth Institute.

For more information or to apply for the course visit www.ada.org/goto/EBDcourse .

About The Forsyth Institute

The Forsyth Institute is the world’s leading independent organization dedicated to scientific research and education in oral health and related biomedical sciences.  Established in 1910, Forsyth’s goal is to lead the discovery, communication and application of breakthroughs in oral health and disease prevention that will significantly improve the health and well-being of the nation and the world. For more information about Forsyth visit its web site at www.forsyth.org.

About The ADA Center for Evidence-based Dentistry

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry is headquartered in the ADA Division of Science, under the advisement of the Council on Scientific Affairs. Established in 2007, the Center develops resources to help dentists integrate clinically relevant scientific evidence at the point of care. The Center facilitates access to the best available scientific information related to oral health care, and develops evidence-based resources for use in clinical practice. The Center's mission is to assist practitioners and improve the oral health of the public by collaborating with other interested parties to enhance the evidence base and its integration in clinical practice; appraising and disseminating the best available scientific evidence on oral health care; and helping practitioners understand and apply the best available evidence in their clinical decision-making. For more information, visit the EBD Website at http://ebd.ada.org 

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.