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EBD critical summaries posted online

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has updated its Critical Summaries, posted online at

The summaries, which provide concise analyses and appraisals of evidence-based systematic reviews from other publications, are offered as a resource for dentists to use in clinical decision-making. These appraisals are prepared by experts working with the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.

Here are some of the newest critical summaries posted on the website:

  • Effectiveness of Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cements Is Not Different From Adhesive Resin As Single Application Pit and Fissure Sealants Over a Period of Two Years;
  • Helping Former Smokers Stay on the Wagon: Insufficient Evidence Regarding Relapse Prevention Interventions for Smoking Cessation;
  • Limited Evidence Suggests Fluoride Varnish Applied Twice Yearly is Effective for Caries Prevention in Children;
  • Some Evidence Shows That Certain Mouthrinses Can Reduce Halitosis.

For more information, visit the EBD website at