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Teaching Evidence-Based Dentistry to Clinical Faculty

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Within the last five to ten years, the incorporation of the best available evidence into the treatment decision has gained considerable visibility and momentum in the dental community.

The Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Imperative

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Classically, evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is defined as the integration of the current best evidence with the practitioner’s clinical experience and the patient’s values and circumstances for the purpose of improving health. That formula makes sense in practice, but translating it to the educational arena poses challenges.

Creating a Culture of Inquiry to Promote Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking is considered by many to be the vortex of learning in higher education. This exhilarating activity can serve as the hub for just about everything we do in dentistry.

Putting It All Together: Thinking About Assessment of a Dental Student's Overall Competence

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Beginning July 1, 2013 dental education programs will be required to meet new American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation's Accreditation Standards for Predoctoral Dental Education, and as of January 2012 schools have the option to use the new Standards and the accompanying Self-Study Guide for Dental Education Programs to prepare their accreditation Self Study reports.