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EBD Champions 2.0: Implementing Science in Practice

Date and Location
May 9 - 10, 2014
ADA Headquarters

Conference Objectives

  • To learn advanced concepts focused on the implementation of EBD into several key areas including clinical practice, policy, and education.
  • To learn how to effectively “champion” EBD as part of a broad dissemination effort.

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The conference is supported by a contribution from Procter & Gamble.

EBD Champions 2.0 Registrants

The EBD Champions Conference is now offered as a 2.0 version and is tailored for EBD enthusiasts and/or past EBD Champions to advance their existing skills and knowledge. Those new to EBD are also welcome to attend. Champions commit to sharing knowledge and skills gained from the Conference and dissemination can occur through a variety of formal and informal mechanisms.

All attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses, including transportation and hotel. Attendees receive between 11 and 14 continuing education credits for their participation in the program. The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP-recognized provider.


Program Schedule

Conference Day 1 Agenda
Friday, May 9, 2014

Welcome and Introduction
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Kathleen O’Loughlin, DMD, MPH
Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer
American Dental Association

Advancing Science Using EBD in Practice
Julie Frantsve-Hawley, PhD, RDH
Senior Director
ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

Session 1: Learn How to Implement EBD in Practice
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Partha Mukherji, DDS

Keynote Address: Why is Science-Based Medicine Important?
Steven Novella, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Yale University
Host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast

Implementation Research - Understand Common Barriers to Implementing EBD
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH

Developing Implementation Strategies and Tools
Janet Clarkson, BSc, BDS, PhD, FDS RCS (Edin)

Learn How to Critically Appraise a Systematic Review
Elliot Abt, DDS, MS, MSc
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 1: Learn How to Implement EBD in Practice (cont.)
12:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Moderator: Partha Mukherji, DDS

Critical Appraisal Activity
Small Group Discussions

Critical Appraisal Plenary
Elliot Abt, DDS, MS, MSc
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH

Concurrent Sessions; 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Choose one:

Concurrent Sessions; 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Choose one:

Concurrent Sessions; 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Choose one:

Session 2: Learn How to Implement EBD in Education
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Moderator: Rob Compton, DDS

Strategies for Teaching Evidence-Based Dentistry
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH
Professor and Chair, Dental Public Health
University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

Implementing EBD in Dental Schools
Ronald Dailey, PhD
Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry

Reception in ADA Lobby
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Conference Day 2 Agenda
Saturday, May 10, 2014

J. Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD
Director, Global Oral Care Professional and Scientific Relations
Procter & Gamble

Session 3: Learn How to Implement EBD in Policy
8:10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Moderator:  Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD

How to Implement Science in Policy
Marko Vujicic, PhD
Managing Vice President
American Dental Association Health Policy Resources Center

Patient Centered Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research
Doug Landsittel, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Understand What Quality Measures Are and the Objective of the DQA
Rob Compton, DDS
Executive Director
DentaQuest Institute

COHRI: Using axiUm for Evidence-Based Research
Paul Stark, PhD
Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine

Session 4: Championing EBD
11 a.m. – Noon
Moderator:  Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD

Understanding Dissemination – Types of Strategies and What Do We Do That Works?
Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor in the Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research
School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Talking the Science of Dentistry: The Prism Podcast
Jason Luchtefeld, DMD and Grant Ritchey, DDS
Private practice dentists and co-hosts of The Prism Podcast

Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Session 4: Championing EBD (cont.)
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Moderator:  Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD

Implementing EBD in a Large Group Practice
Daniel Pihlstrom, DDS
Associate Director, Evidence-Based Care & Oral Health Research
Permanente Dental Associates

Implementation Activity
How to Implement EBD in Practice, Policy or Education

Implementation Plenary
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH
Professor and Chair, Dental Public Health
University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine