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Clinical practice guidelines are the strongest resources to aid dental professionals in clinical decision making and help incorporate evidence gained through scientific investigation into patient care. Guidelines include recommendation statements intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.
These reports provide comprehensive, science-based information on common, costly medical conditions and new health care technologies and strategies. The EPCs review all relevant scientific literature on a wide spectrum of clinical and health services topics.
Cochrane Oral Health publishes summaries of the best quality research available to help people make informed decisions about oral healthcare choices. These summaries are commonly known as systematic reviews. Our research is internationally recognised as high-quality, trusted information.