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Continuing Education Program — January 2014

Article 1: Concordance between clinical practice and published evidence: findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

1. What was the median procedure-specific concordance score?

2. For which one of the following procedures were fewer than 65 percent of practitioners concordant with published evidence?

3. What percentage of respondents reported that they used air drying to diagnose primary caries lesions at least 75 percent of the time?

4. Which one of the following was found to have the lowest concordance rate?

Article 2: The effectiveness of using a patient simulator to teach light-curing skills

1. What was the mean radiant exposure delivered by general dentists before receiving instructional feedback?

2. Before receiving additional instruction and feedback, what percentage of dental students in Group 1 delivered less than 6.0 J/cm2?

3. After receiving initial instruction and feedback, what was the mean radiant exposure delivered by dental students in Group 1?

4. Five months after the initial training and feedback, what was the mean radiant exposure delivered by dental students in Group 1?

Article 3: The malignant transformation of oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid lesions: a systematic review

1. Among all studies assessed in this review, what was the average rate of transformation from oral lichen planus (OLP) to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?

2. What was the average age at which cases of SCC arose in patients previously diagnosed with OLP or an oral lichenoid lesion (OLL)?

3. What was the most frequently reported site for transformation of these lesions?

4. What was the average time from diagnosis of OLP or OLL to diagnosis of SCC?

Article 4: Screening for diabetes mellitus in dental practices: a field trial

1. What percentage of patients screened in this study had hemoglobin A1c values of 5.7 percent or higher?

2. Among patients classified as being at “low risk” according to the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Test classification, what percentage had hemoglobin A1c values below 5.7 percent?

3. Among patients classified as being “at risk” according to the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Test classification, what percentage had hemoglobin A1c values below 5.7 percent?

4. What percentage of patients seen in private dental offices had hemoglobin A1c values of 5.7 percent or higher?

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