"Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) is an approach to oral healthcare that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences." (American Dental Association).
Evidence-Based Dentistry Venn Diagram from the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).
The EBD process follows 5 steps:
The 5 A’s for EBD are identified in:
Richards D, Clarkson J, Matthews D, Niederman R. Evidence-Based Dentistry: Managing Information for Better Practice. London; Chicago: Quintessence Pub; 2008.
This image “The 5 A’s” by the Medical Library Association Dental Section can be reused under the CC BY-NC-SA license
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