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ADA/NYUCD Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop

This course was held at NYU College of Dentistry in New York City
January 11-15, 2016. 

We offered a one-day preliminary boot camp program to precede the workshop on January 10th.

The workshop was intended to help participants brush up on their EBD skills and to prepare for the more advanced topics discussed in the workshop.

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

  • The course was relevant to all dentists and members of the dental team, educators, researchers including practitioners involved in practice-based research networks (PBRNs), and other professionals involved in dentistry.
  • The course was open to both US-based and international individuals.

Learning objectives

The course covered the primary aspects of evidence-based dental practice, including:

  • Implementing best evidence in clinical practice and teaching
  • Asking precise, structured clinical questions
  • Finding the best evidence via laptop computer
  • Rapid critical reading and appraisal
  • Using evidence-based
    • Clinical guidelines and recommendations
    • Systematic reviews
  • Understanding clinical trial design
    • Therapy
    • Diagnosis
    • Qualitative assessment
  • Calculating and using odds ratios, risk reduction, relative risk, and numbers needed for treatment to implement EBD in practice and teaching
  • Information on navigating the ADA EBD website and Critical Summaries of Systematic Reviews

Course details

  • The course was a 5-day interactive program that included a pre-assignment and multiple hands-on activities.
  • Attendees received CE credits from the ADA.
  • For international applicants: The course was offered only in English; no simultaneous language interpretation was provided.

The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Association designates this activity for 35 continuing education credits.

Course faculty

The course instructors included the following EBD experts:

    Dr. Richard Niederman is a professor and chair in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion and director of the NYU Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, College of Dentistry. He is the founding USA editor of the journal Evidence-Based Dentistry; co-author of the book Evidence-based Dentistry, and author of more than 100 peer reviewed scientific articles. His current work is implementing evidence-based, caries prevention programs in at-risk communities. Dr. Neiderman graduated magna cum laude in 1976 from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he also received his periodontal specialty training. He received certificate training in Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University in 1996.

    Dr. Derek Richards is a Consultant in Dental Public Health, editor of the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal and Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry now based at the Dental Health Service Research Unit, Dundee. He holds honorary senior lectureships at Dundee & Glasgow Dental Schools and is a specialist advisor to the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme. Dr. Richards has been involved with a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994. He is co-author of the book, Evidence-Based Dentistry: Managing Information for Better Practice (Quintessential of Dental Practice) and the chief blogger for the Dental Elf website. 

    Dr. Elliot Abt maintains a private practice in general dentistry.  He is an adjunct associate professor of oral medicine at the University of Illinois and directs the journal club for dental residents at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.  He is the Chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs; an instructor in the ADA EBD Faculty Development Workshops and is on the Critical Review Panel of the American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.   Dr. Abt has recently co-authored several ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines.  He received a master’s degree in oral pathology and dental degree from the University of Illinois and later went back to graduate school and received a master’s degree in evidence-based healthcare from Oxford University.

    Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at NYU College of Dentistry. She is a member and presently Chair of the NYUCD Academy of Distinguished Educators. Dr. Veitz-Keenan participated as a Reviewer for the ADA Evidence Based Dentistry website and contributes regularly with her commentaries in the Evidence Based Dentistry Journal and the Journal of Evidence Dental Practice. She is currently the liaison for the Cochrane Oral Health Group Alliance and NYU College of Dentistry where she coordinates workshops and authors’ reviews with the Cochrane Oral Health Group. She completed her training in Evidence Based Practice at McMaster University in Canada, at the Center for Evidence Based Dentistry in Oxford, UK and at the ADA/Oxford/Forsyth   course for Evidence Based Dentistry.


  • Course tuition was $2,500 (ADA members received a 20% discount).
  • Tuition included course materials and lunch.
  • Bootcamp tuition was $500 (ADA members received a 20% discount).
  • Participants were responsible for their travel and housing in New York City.

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has a two-fold vision: to disseminate the most current scientific evidence and to help dentists implement the current best evidence in practice. The Center has several ongoing programs to help dentists implement EBD.

The NYU College of Dentistry is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the United States, educating nearly eight percent of our nation's dentists annually. NYUCD has nearly 1,900 students in its various pre- and postdoctoral programs from all over the United States and 40 foreign countries. Nearly 50 percent of all currently enrolled students are women and minorities. NYUCD offers specialty training in the following dental specialty areas: endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics, as well as in implant dentistry; conducts an extensive continuing education program; and is home to the only dental school-affiliated dental hygiene program in New York State.

Contact information

For more information about this Advanced EBD Workshop, contact the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at