ADA, Forsyth Institute offer training course

June 28, 2010
Pair team up to again sponsor evidence-based dentistry training.

CHICAGO, Illinois--After enthusiastic feedback from its initial class of students in 2009, the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and the Forsyth Institute’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, have announced they will hold an ADA/Forsyth EBD Training course for 2010.

Scheduled for Nov. 1-5 at the new home of the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Mass., the five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools is a collaboration between the ADA and the Forsyth Institute centers for EBD. The course links the initiatives of the ADA Center for EBD with the Forsyth Institute’s history of EBD and scientific research.

Focus of EBD coursework
Participants learn the skills to understand, appraise, and implement new dental treatment and diagnostic options into their practice, curriculum or research. Taking an interactive, problem and solution-based approach, EBD coursework focuses on human clinical trials, addressing quantitative and qualitative outcomes, risk calculation, diagnosis, and systematic reviews.

Participants will be asked to bring a clinical question or problem to work on during the week and will be challenged to:

* Formulate clinical questions

* Search for evidence

* Practice critical reading and appraisal

* Implement EBD into practice

Who should attend
The hands-on learning environment is an opportunity for the many different disciplines of dentistry to collaborate on evidence-based solutions in their work. Previous attendees benefitting from the course include private and public health practitioners, educators, researchers, and dentists working in industry.

Class size is limited to 30 qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested U.S. and international candidates should submit their applications by Sept. 1, 2010. Candidates must fill out a questionnaire and submit a current curriculum vitae. More information about the course is available at

Upon completion of the course, attendees receive continuing education credits from the ADA and a certificate of EBD from the Forsyth Institute.

Faculty includes Dr. Richard Niederman, DMD, MA, director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at the Forsyth Institute and Derek Richards, BDS, director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at Oxford University, UK.

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