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

Click here to listen to Dr. Sharon Tracy of the ADA's Center for Evidence Based Dentistry discuss Research to Practice:  How Clincial Practice Guidelines are developed 


Caries preventive effects of xylitol-based candies and lozenges: a systematic review

This review was conducted to access the preventive effects of xylitol on caries, but further randomized clinical studies are needed. Read more


New to EBD? Watch a quick tutorial.

Five- to 10-minute tutorials give you a quick understanding of basic EBD principles. Modules include EBD Overview and Series on Statistics. Watch now

Featured: Press Release

ADA Announces 2014 Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award Winner

Robert Weyant, D.M.D., Associate Dean for Dental Public Health and Community Outreach, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, will be honored as this year’s recipient of the American Dental Association/American Association for Dental Research (ADA/AADR) Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award.

Dr. Avila-Gnau has three published critical summaries on the EBD website, with the most recent titled "Survival of various tooth-or implant-supported restoration." 

-Dr. Viviana Avila-Gnau, DDS
Private Practice
Rockville, MD