Evidence–Based Orthodontics, Second Edition retains important elements of the First Edition, with several new sections to improve its use as a quick and comprehensive reference. The first section of the book includes a chapter on the history of evidence–based orthodontics (EBO), as well as updated materials on accessing, assessing, and utilizing the evidence. The second section consists of 56 concise summaries of systematic reviews on selected orthodontic topics. Finally, more than 400 systematic reviews document the scope of evidence that is currently available, as well as the gaps that may still exist.
Ideally designed for clinicians and students, this textbook also caters to academicians who may wish to teach EBO or conduct systematic reviews. Methods to search for relevant evidence are described in detail, as are the parameters to critically evaluate the literature for inclusion in systematic reviews. The future of EBO is also discussed in a chapter on Understanding and Improving Our Evidence.
- New updated edition of a landmark text that surveys the principles and practice of evidence–based orthodontics
- Offers practical strategies for professionals to incorporate EBO in their daily practices
- Presents brief summaries of the best evidence for a wide range of clinical topics
- Incorporates information from over 400 systematic reviews, listed by topic
Evidence–Based Orthodontics is an essential guide for those wishing to integrate evidence–based principles into their daily practice, as well as their educational and research endeavors.
List of Contributors
Foreword– Dr. Gordon Guyatt
Chapter 1: Evidenced–based Orthodontics its Evolution and Clinical Application.
Katherine W L Vig
Chapter 2: Clinical Research Design
Robert J. Weyant
Chapter 3: Electronic Searching for Clinical Trials Information
Chapter 4: Making Sense of Randomized Clinical Trials and Systematic Reviews.
Kevin O Brien
Chapter 5: Understanding and Improving Our Evidence
Padhraig Fleming, Greg Huang, and Nikolaos Pandis
Chapter 6: Factors influencing facial shape
Stephen Richmond, Caryl Wilson, Alexei Zhurov, Damian Farnell, Jennifer Galloway, Azrul Safuan Mohd Ali, Pertti Pirttiniemi, Visnja Katic
Preface to Summaries
List of summaries of selected systematic reviews, and summary authors
List of Systematic Reviews in Orthodontics, by topic, as searched in PubMed through June 30, 2017