New Guideline for Treatment of Periodontitis

An expert panel convened by the ADA recommends scaling and root planing with no adjuncts should be the initial nonsurgical treatment for chronic periodontitis. Read more.


EBD Champions Conference for 2015

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Evidence-Based Dentistry

EBD improves patient care by integrating three important aspects of clinical practice:
1. A dentist's expertise
2. A patient's needs and preferences
3. The best available scientific evidence

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ADA Science Podcast

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ADA and AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty and Practice Awards

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Featured Guideline: Nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis

A panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs presents an evidence-based clinical practice guideline and systematic review on nonsurgical treatment of patients with chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing (SRP) with or without adjuncts. For patients with chronic periodontitis, SRP showed a moderate benefit, and the benefits were judged to outweigh potential adverse effects.

Professor Elangovan has four published critical summaries on the EBD website, with the most recent published in the April 2015 issue of JADA titled "Recombinant human growth factor for periodontal regeneration may be efficacious".

SElangovan-Sateesh Elangovan, BDS, ScD, DMSc
Associate Professor
Department of Periodontics,
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry