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March 26 and 27, 2010
ADA Headquarters
Chicago, IL

Conference Objectives

  • To improve the quality and effectiveness of dental care through the application of the principles and tools associated with Evidence-Based Practice.
  • To recruit and train selected dentists throughout the United States to become Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions who will formally and informally disseminate information and guide their colleagues in the application of critical thinking skills and EB decision-making.

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EBD Champion Recruiting

This conference will recruit approximately 100 dentists throughout the US to become Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions. The Champions will be recruited through an application process. Eligibility criteria are:

  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Reside and practice in the United States
  • Oral health care provider directly involved in patient treatment

Selected EBD Champions must commit to sharing knowledge and skills gained from the Conference. Dissemination can occur through a variety of formal and informal mechanisms. Applicants will be asked to describe their dissemination plans.

Applicants will be selected in order to obtain a representative sample of US dentists from a broad range of practice and work settings. The primary selection criteria for the EBD Champions will be:

  • The applicant’s proposed dissemination strategy, and
  • Thought leaders who have the ability to gain access to the local professional community, dental school, or health organization to promote the value of EBD.

Special consideration will be given for dentists associated with populations with limited access to care, including inner-city and rural areas.

All attendees will be responsible for their own travel expenses. Attendees will receive continuing education credits for their participation in the program. The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP logo

The application deadline for EBD Champions was January 30, 2010.

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Pre-Conference Session

Get a hands-on introduction to EBD in the pre-conference workshop offered on March 25. This popular session offers help those participants who want to gain practical experience in looking for evidence online in the ADA's Learning Center.

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Program

Pre-Conference Sessions
March 25, 2010

Four sessions were offered in small groups in the ADA's Learning Center.

Introductory Comments 
Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD
American Dental Association
Director, Research Institute and Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

The Basics of EBD: Introduction to the EBD Process 
Jane Forrest EdD, RDH
University of Southern California School of Dentistry
Chair, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention & Epidemiology;
Director, National Center for Dental Hygiene Research

Online Practical 
Jane Gillette, DDS
Private Practice Dentist

Introduction to PubMed 
Krishna Aravamudhan, BDS, MS
American Dental Association
Assistant Director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

Conference Program
Day 1: March 26, 2010 8am–4:30pm 
Introduction to Conference
Daniel M. Meyer, DDS
American Dental Association
Senior Vice President, Science and Professional Affairs

History of the EBD Champion Program 
J. Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD
Procter & Gamble
Director, Oral Care Professional & Scientific Relations

Conference Goals and Objectives 
Bruce Dye, DDS, MPH
USPHS Dental Epidemiology Officer
CDC / National center for Health Statistics

Day 1 Moderator: Michael G. Newman, DDS
UCLA School of Dentistry
The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
Editor-in-Chief

Session 1: Implementing EBD in Practice
Grading the Evidence: The Core of EBD 
Philippe Hujoel, PhD, DDS, MSD, MS
University of Washington, Seattle

Making EB Work in Practice; Communicating Evidence to Your Patient 
Jane Gillette, DDS
Private Practice Dentist

The Role of the Dental Team in Implementing EBD 
Tammy Filipiliak, RDH, MS
Private Practice Dental Hygienist

Table Discussions - 1: Challenges in Your Practice

Session 2: Adapting to Change: Utilizing the Resources

The Evidence on Emerging Issues: Providing Patient Care in the Absence of Evidence 
Joseph Matthews, DDS
Private Practice Dentist
University of New Mexico

Assisting Colleagues in the Implementation of EBD Principles, Addressing 3rd Party Issues 
Fred Eichmiller, DDS
VP and Science Officer
Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Challenges of Change 
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Chairman, Dental Public Health & Information Management

Table Discussions - 2: Strategies to Overcome Challenges in Your Practice

Q & A: Day 1 Summary: Panel

Day 2: March 27, 2010  8pm–3pm
Day 2 Moderator: Stephen Campbell, DDS, MMSc
University of Illinois Chicago
Professor and Head, Department of Restorative Dentistry

Session 3: Your Role as a Champion
Welcome

Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD
American Dental Association
Director, Research Institute and Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

Why should I be an EBD Champion? 
Janet Clarkson, BDS PhD, FDS RCS,
Dental Health Research Unit
University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Exploring the ADA's resources Part I 
Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD
American Dental Association
Director, Research Institute and Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

Exploring the ADA's resources Part II 
Krishna Aravamudhan, BDS, MS
American Dental Association
Assistant Director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

How Can I be a Champion?
Stacey Van Scoyoc, DDS
Private Practice Dentist

Table Discussions - 3: Strategies to Disseminate Information

Promoting EBD Through Schools 
Stephen Campbell DDS, MMSc
University of Illinois Chicago
Professor and Head, Department of Restorative Dentistry

Promoting EBD though PBRN's 
Paul Benjamin, DMD, MAGD, FACD
Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Private Practice Dentist

Q & A: Day 2 Summary: Panel

Concluding Comments
Daniel M. Meyer, DDS
American Dental Association
Senior Vice President, Science and Professional Affairs

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