International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part A
Evidence based dentistry: An overview
AUTHOR(S): Dr. R Madhumala
ABSTRACT:Evidence based dentistry is a logical, common-sense, patient-oriented approach that is not different from the regular treatment except that it takes into consideration the uniqueness of each patient and finding the right treatment for him by studying the available authentic literature available with similar case scenario. Dentists have an obligation to provide the most effective treatment available and use the best methods of disease prevention and diagnosis while taking financial cost and their expertise in consideration. To make clinical decisions, dentists rely on a wealth of resources including own clinical experience, textbooks, journal articles and previous educational experience. To practice modern dentistry and to educate upcoming dental care professionals, evidence-based dentistry forms an important asset. It is important for dentists to be able to keep up with developments in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral disease, as well as newly discovered causes of diseases, especially in regards to patient safety. Correct appraisal of the available literature for a particular clinical situation if properly inculcated in our practice can make huge difference in our approach. This article is a review regarding the approach towards evidence based dentistry and using it for better results.
Pages: 30-32 | 579 Views 20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. R Madhumala. Evidence based dentistry: An overview. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(2): 30-32.