Recent ADA-EBD Critical summaries


The American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry continues to add to their database of critical appraisals and have recently published  a number of critical appraisals :-

The Relationship between Bisphosphonates and Atrial Fibrillation

Socket preservation of implant sites

Possible Inverse Relationship between Level of Educational Attainment and Risk for Chronic Periodontitis

Preoperative antisepsis with topical chlorhexidine in clean-contaminated surgery may reduce postoperative wound infection.

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Derek Richards is a specialist in dental public health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry and Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) Development Team. A former editor of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Journal and chief blogger for the Dental Elf website until December 2023. Derek has been involved with a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994. Derek retired from the NHS in 2019 remaining as a part-time senior lecturer at Dundee Dental School until the end of 2023.

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