Article: Volume 43 Number 10 Page 944 - December 2016

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  Dent Update 2016; 43: 944-949

Evidence-Based Dentistry:  Evidence-Based Dentistry in Everyday Practice

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Abstract: This article informs readers of a method of implementing evidence-based dentistry in practice. Following these steps, practitioners should be able to use this skill in an efficient manner. The importance of evidence-based dentistry and its relevance to situations encountered in everyday practice is also highlighted.

Clinical relevance: This article highlights a series of steps to be followed by practitioners to ensure that treatment provided is supported by the most recent, good quality evidence.

Author notes: Kiran Gudray, FD1 Dentist (kirangudray@hotmail.co.uk), Anthony Damien Walmsley, PhD, MSc, BDS, FDSRCPS, Professor of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, 5 Mill Pool Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7EG, UK.

Objective: To provide the steps to be taken in order to implement evidence-based dentistry in practice and to demonstrate these steps with case studies.

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