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Dentistry: Evidence-Based Dentistry
This research guide provides access to electronic resources on dental practice and research for dental students, faculty, staff, and researchers.
The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry "facilitates access to the best available scientific information related to oral health care, and develops evidence-based resources for use in clinical practice."
The Oral Health Group is one of 50 review groups around the world belonging to The Cochrane Collaboration: an international non-profit and independent organisation, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care. Oral Health Group reviews and protocols are published on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on The Cochrane Library, a regularly updated collection of evidence-based healthcare databases.
The Evidence-based Endodontics Literature Database was developed to provide an "educational evidence tool to help justify historical and current endodontic treatment decisions". Articles are categorized by subject and evidence-based ranking.
Developed at the Health Sciences Library, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the site explains what evidence-based dentistry is, addressing the levels of evidence , study types, and the critical appraisal process. A bibliography is provided.
The TRIP Database is a clinical search engine designed to find answers using the best available evidence. TRIP allows simultaneous searching of multiple evidence-based resources, and registration is free.