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Poor-quality evidence for differences in oral health outcomes produced by dental teams incorporating midlevel providers

Rebecca Schaffer, DDS FAPD .


Overview

Systematic Review Conclusion

In select groups, teams incorporating midlevel providers showed a decrease in untreated caries across time, but no difference in caries increment or severity, when compared with teams in which dentists provided all irreversible treatment.

Critical Summary Assessment

In select groups, teams incorporating midlevel providers showed a decrease in untreated caries across time, but no difference in caries increment or severity, when compared with teams in which dentists provided all irreversible treatment.

Evidence Quality Rating

Poor Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at: http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)00024-5/fulltext


Critical Summary Publication Date:

2/2/2015

These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2018