What is the ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines and Dental Evidence?

ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry – helping dentists improve patient care through informed decision-making. Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is about providing dentists with the best evidence so they can make informed treatment decisions and improve the quality of dental care.

It’s an approach to making clinical decisions that integrates three important aspects of clinical practice:

1. A dentist’s expertise;
2. A patient’s needs and preferences; and
3. The best available scientific evidence.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines and Dental Evidence

Clinical practice 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. ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines are developed by a panel of experts under the guidance of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. They are the most comprehensive resources intended to aid dental professionals in clinical decision making and help incorporate evidence gained through scientific investigation into patient care.