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Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference

The most recent EBD Champions Conference was held at ADA 2016 in Denver. The conference used an interactive format with table discussions at the end of each session to encourage participation and lively conversation between the participants and the conference presenters. Attendees earned up to 10 hours of CE credit at this two-day conference.

Links to resources from the workshop are included below for those interested in becoming an EBD Champion themselves.

ADA EBD educational activities are supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate.

Conference Format

The conference recruits 100 dental professionals throughout the US to become EBD Champions who commit to sharing their EBD knowledge and skills with their colleagues.

EBD experts in dental practice, education, and research lead discussions in the following topics:
•    Challenges of change
•    Addressing third-party issues
•    EBD in dental schools
•    Strategies to disseminate EBD information

EBD Champions Resources

Dissemination Toolkit: Download and personalize this PowerPoint presentation to share what you learned about EBD with your colleagues and patients.

Program Schedule

Conference Day 1 Agenda
Wednesday, October 19

Barbara Shearer, BDS, MDS, PhD
Director of Scientific Affairs for North America
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals

Why should you bother with EBD?
Elliot Abt, DDS, MS, MSc
Private Practice
Past Chair, Council on Scientific Affairs

How do you practice EBD?
Alonso Carrasco-Labra, DDS, MSc, PhD(c)
Director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry
American Dental Association

How to use a systematic review
Elliot Abt, DDS, MS, MSc
Alonso Carrasco-Labra, DDS, MSc, PhD(c)

Hands-on appraisal
Small group activity

Small group activity

Conference Day 2 Agenda
Thursday, October 20

Why be an EBD Champion?
Janet Clarkson, BSc, BDS, PhD, FDS, RCS(EDIN), FRCSP(Glas), FGDP(Eng)
Professional of Dental Research
University of Manchester

How to practice EBD - overview of available resources
Tyharrie Woods
American Dental Association

Hands on: online search activity
Small group activity

Making EBD real
Jane Gillette, DDS
Immediate Chair, Council on Access Interprofessional Relations (CAPIR)
American Dental Association

Tell others what you're doing
Partha Mukherji, DDS
Private Practice

How to get paid for doing EBD
Robert Compton, DDS
Executive Director
DentaQuest Institute

Integrating EBD across the dental school curriculum - the San Antonio experience
Kelly Lemke, DDS
Instructor, Evidence Based Practice Program
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

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