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A process followed by the ADA's EBD experts to evaluate the strength and content of a systematic review or clinical research article. The process of critical appraisal results in a Critical Summary intended to focus on the clinical utility or application of the systematic review findings. This process includes:
Examining whether the results are valid and unbiased;
Understanding and evaluating the report of the results;
Deciding whether these results can be applied to your patient(s).
By Richards D. Available in: Evidence Based Dentistry.2010;11(1):27-9. Critical appraisal is one of the key skills of evidence-based practice and is now increasingly being taught in dental schools. Here we outline the key principles of appraising systematic reviews.
By Bateman G, Burke FJ, Saha S. Available in: Dent Update. 2009 Oct;36(8):495-6, 498-501. This narrative review explores the nature and relevance of dental research to clinical dentistry and provides simple guidelines for critical appraisal of such research.