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ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry workshop focuses on applying evidence in modern age

December 09, 2019 The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry hosted the Dentistry for the Modern Age workshop Nov. 15 at ADA headquarters in Chicago.

Both dentists and dental educators attended the workshop and learned about applying the latest evidence to dental practice and teaching others to apply it as well.
EBD workshop
Learning: Drs. Cibele Nasri-Heir (left) and Megan Bright work together during the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry's Dentistry for the Modern Age workshop.
An antibiotics guideline recently released by the ADA served as an example of a clinical practice guideline during the workshop. The guideline advises antibiotics are not needed to manage most dental pain and intraoral swelling associated with pulpal and periapical infections and helps dentists apply the latest evidence to their prescription decisions.

Participants included Dr. Cibele Nasri-Heir, an assistant professor in the Center for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey, and Dr. Megan Bright, a dentist who practices at Clinica Family Health in Lafayette, Colorado.

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