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ADA Invites Dentists to Apply to Evidence-Based Dentistry Conference

Conference Slated for Chicago July 28-30

Contact Information:

Telephone: 312-440-2806
E-mail: mediarelations@ada.org (Journalists) or Contact ADA (All Others)

CHICAGO, May 13, 2011 - Dentists interested in learning how to implement evidence-based dentistry (EBD) in their practices or mentoring colleagues about EBD are invited to attend the American Dental Association (ADA) Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference in Chicago in July.

Only 100 applicants will be selected to participate in the conference that will take place at ADA Headquarters, 211 E. Chicago Ave., July 28-30.  Attendees of the conference will earn 11 to 14 continuing education credit hours. This is the fourth consecutive year for the conference, which this year is sponsored by the ADA. The conference sessions are free, but applicants must fund their own travel expenses and hotel accommodations.  Applications are due June 10.

The objectives of the conference are to recruit and teach dentists how to apply EBD principles and tools in their clinical decision-making as well as train them on how to share their knowledge with the dental profession as EBD Champions. 

The conference is open to dentists with leadership skills from practice, academic and public health backgrounds with leadership skills who are interested in promoting EBD to their dental and medical colleagues, peers and decision-makers. The goal is for the participants to become EBD Champions and serve as resources to their local dental communities by promoting an evidence-based approach to patient treatment and disease prevention.

The EBD Champions Conference is a product of the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.  The ADA created the Center for EBD to connect the latest research findings with the daily practice of dentistry. The EBD Web site provides on-demand access to systematic reviews, summaries and clinical recommendations that translate the latest scholarly findings into a user-friendly format that dentists can use with their patients.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit: http://www.ada.org/5094.aspx. For more information about EBD, visit the EBD Web site: http://ebd.ada.org

About The ADA Center for Evidence-based Dentistry

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry is headquartered in the ADA Division of Science, under the advisement of the Council on Scientific Affairs. Established in 2007, the Center develops resources to help dentists integrate clinically relevant scientific evidence at the point of care. The Center facilitates access to the best available scientific information related to oral health care, and develops evidence-based resources for use in clinical practice. The Center's mission is to assist practitioners and improve the oral health of the public by collaborating with other interested parties to enhance the evidence base and its integration in clinical practice; appraising and disseminating the best available scientific evidence on oral health care; and helping practitioners understand and apply the best available evidence in their clinical decision-making. For more information, visit the EBD Website at http://ebd.ada.org 

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.