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. Martha Somerman, Director of the National Institute for Dental Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) as she discusses her career path, the rewards of dental research & the mission of NIDCR.


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: Advanced Evidence Based Dentistry Workshop

New York University School of Dentistry

Apply for Upcoming ADA/NYUCD Advanced EBD Workshop:  February 9-13, 2015

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry is now collaborating with NYU College of Dentistry to offer this one-week intensive course on evidence-based dentistry (EBD); this advanced course was formerly offered as the ADA/Forsyth EBD Course.

Dr. Cheng has four published critical summaries on the EBD website, with the most recent titled "No clear evidence exists favoring self-etch primers or conventional acid-etch techniques in orthodontic bonding." 

-Dr. Linda Cheng, DDS, FAGD, ABGD
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry