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Expert review suggests that school-based depression and anxiety prevention programmes are effective in the short term

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It is estimated that 20% of children up to the age of 18 will have suffered an emotional disorder of depression or anxiety (Costello et al., 2003). These two mental health conditions commonly occur together and can significantly influence daily functioning, relationships and education in this age group. Effective and evidence-based psychological treatments have been [read the full story…]

All -ceramic posterior crowns fractured at a higher rate than anterior crowns – ADA-EBD critical summary

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This ADA-EBD critical summary has looks at a 2012 systematic review by Wang et al.  The aim of the review was to evaluate the clinical fracture incidence of tooth-supported all-ceramic crowns according to restored tooth type. The appraiser considered the reviews search strategy to be thorough but noted that the studies were not assessed for [read the full story…]

Chlorhexidine reduces plaque and inflammation but causes staining – new ADA-EBD critical summary

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The latest ADA-EBD critical summary looks at a  2012 systematic review by Van Strydonck et al which looked at the effectiveness of Chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthrinse against plaque growth, gingival inflammation as well as the degree of staining.  We have blogged about this review earlier (Dental Elf – 21st Sept 2012) As this new  appraisal highlights, [read the full story…]

ADA-EBD summary on amoxicillin/metronidazole therapy for aggressive periodontitis

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This ADA-EBD critical summary looks at a systematic review from the same group that conducted the review that we highlighted yesterday (Sgolastra et al 2012).  This time the question was whether the use of amoxicillin/metronidazole (AMX/MET) as an adjunct to scaling and root planning (SRP) was more effective than SRP alone in the treatment of [read the full story…]

ADA-EBD summary on amoxicillin/metronidazole therapy for chronic periodontitis

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This ADA-EBD critical summary  looks at  systematic review by Sgolastra et al from 2012 that addressed  the question of whether the use of amoxicillin/metronidazole (AMX/MET)  as an adjunct to scaling and root planning (SRP) was more effective than SRP alone in the treatment of chronic periodontitis. The appraisers considered that searching an analysis of the [read the full story…]

ADA-EBD summary on short dental implants

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This critical summary form the American –Dental Association-Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry looks at a 2011 review by Sun et al . The commentator feels that there was a lack of focus to the question under consideration and that the search strategy was limited. There were also some concerns about  whether the potential for publication had [read the full story…]

Smokers may have poorer results after periodontal treatment

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This latest critical summary from the ADA-EBD Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry looks at a review by Patel et al 2011 which addresses the question  of whether smokers have poorer bone regeneration than non-smokers after periodontal treatment. The appraiser considered this to be a well-conducted systematic review and meta-analysis that included 10 articles with 458 participants [read the full story…]

Critical summary from the American Dental Association Center for Evidence-based Dentistry

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The ADA-EBD Center has just published another of its critical summaries of systematic reviews.  This one looks at a 2012 review by Sgolastra et al, which was looking at the efficacy of the Er:YAG laser when used as an alternative treatment to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of patients with chronic periodontitis? [read the full story…]

New critical summary from the American Dental Association Center for Evidence-based Dentistry

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The latest critical summary to come from the ADA-EBD Center is of a 2010 review by Schley et al. The aim of the original review was to assess the 5-year survival rates of all-ceramic zirconia-based fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) and to analyze technical and biological complications. The reviewer highlighted a number of issues with the [read the full story…]

Another critical summary from American Dental Association Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry – March 2013

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This latest critical summary prepared under the auspices of the ADA Center for Evidence Based Dentistry looks at a 2012 meta-analysis by Kühnisch et al that looks at the retention rates of pit and fissure sealants. The results of the meta-analysis suggest that resin-based sealants have the highest retention rates at 5-years. The appraiser notes [read the full story…]