Each chapter is organised in a similar way, providing a structured approach to reading and understanding research articles or commercial product information. In this respect, Evidence–Based Dentistry is designed as an introduction to understanding published research and its implications for the dental surgery; rather than as a guide on undertaking research.
Incorporates topical published papers in order to rpovide worked examples
Explains the most6 common forms of research used in dentistry
Unlocks basic statistical and epidemiological concepts, along with key terms
Enables the reader to identify the research question, assess aspects of study design, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of papers and understand their clinical relevance
Tables, boxes and figures are used extensively to present core information. Useful templates are also provided, which readers may use/adapt for analysis, including study clubs.
1. Evidence–based Dentistry: What it is and how to Practice It.
2. Counting People: Understanding Percentages and Proportions.
3. Taking Measurements on People.
4. Comparing Groups and Examining Associations.
5. Assessing the Effectiveness of Treatments.
6. Determining Risk Factors for and Causes of Disease.
7. Detecting Disease.
8. Comparison of Different Research Studies.
9. Reviewing all the Evidence.
10. Summary of Statistical Concepts.