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Full house for EBD workshop

November 19, 2018
Drs. Carmen Buxo and Augusto Elias-Boneta
Practice makes perfect: Drs. Carmen Buxo, left, and Augusto Elias-Boneta, right, both of the University of Puerto Rico, were among the participants at an ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry workshop in November.

More than 50 dental professionals from around the world attended a sold-out Nov. 8-10 evidence-based dentistry workshop at ADA Headquarters, focusing on learning to conduct and publish systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Participants learned to understand the importance of evidence summaries; create a research question and define outcomes for a review; use software to conduct screening, data extraction and analysis; understand how journal editors prioritize scientific articles; and assess risk of bias of randomized controlled trials, among other techniques and skills.

The ADA Center for Evidence Based-Dentistry recently launched a video series and its website, EBD.ADA.org offers other evidence-based dentistry resources, including an evidence database.