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American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Again Offering Popular Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course

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CHICAGO, June 15, 2011 – After enthusiastic feedback from its classes of students in 2009 and 2010, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) and The Forsyth Institute’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, have announced they will hold an ADA/Forsyth EBD Training course for 2011.

Scheduled for Sept. 19-23 at the home of The Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Mass., the intensive, 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 strong initiatives of the ADA Center for EBD with The Forsyth Institute’s solid 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 challenged to:

• Formulate clinical questions
• Search for evidence
• Practice critical reading and appraisal
• Implement EBD into practice
• Navigate the ADA EBD Web site and Critical Summaries of Systematic Reviews

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 own 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 August 1, 2011.  Candidates must fill out a questionnaire and submit current curriculum vitae. The course, which is $2,500, is open to ADA-members and nonmembers. ADA members will receive a 20% discount. 

Upon completion of the course, attendees receive continuing education credits from the ADA and a certificate in EBD from The Forsyth Institute.
Distinguished faculty
The distinguished faculty includes Dr. Richard Niederman, D.M.D., M.A., director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at The Forsyth Institute and Derek Richards, B.D.S., director, Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry at Oxford University, UK.

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 For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website

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