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Apply by Dec. 29 for ADA/NYU Advanced EBD workshop

December 04, 2014

New York — The ADA and New York University College of Dentistry will present the ADA/NYU Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry workshop, Feb. 9-13, 2015, at NYU.

The ADA will accept applications through Dec. 29 for the workshop, formerly offered as the ADA/Forsyth EBD Course.

Participants will learn primary aspects of EBD and will receive CE credits from the ADA for the five-day, interactive and hands-on course.

Participating in the 2013 workshop, which was held in Chicago, helped Dr. Kirk Noraian of Bloomington, Illinois, maintain his goal of operating a “progressive practice.”

“With newer practitioners entering the practice of dentistry, it is important to understand how they are being trained in order to speak the same language of dentistry that they are learning,” said Dr. Noraian, a periodontist. “To offer my patients better treatment options, it becomes critical to understand the quality of research about new techniques and methods to provide them with the best care.”

The course helped Dr. Noraian to more critically assess information — journal articles and other research, for instance — that he encounters in taking an evidence-based approach to practicing dentistry.

“Articles may be very well written but the data to back up the claims may be weak,” he said. “EBD helps me to understand the strengths and weaknesses of a given report.”

Instructors for the ADA/NYU Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry workshop will include Dr. Richard Niederman, professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, and director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, College of Dentistry, NYU; Dr. Derek Richards, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry at Oxford University; Dr. Elliot Abt, adjunct associate professor of oral medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago and attending staff at Illinois Masonic Medical Center; and Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan, clinical associate professor, oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, College of Dentistry, NYU.

Tuition, which includes course materials and lunch, is $2,500. ADA members will receive a 20 percent discount. Participants are responsible for their own travel and housing in New York City.

For more information about the advanced EBD course, contact Erica Vassilos, manager, ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, at ext. 2523 or email To apply, visit for the required application form.