ADA/Forsyth Course on Evidence-Based Dentistry - November 5–9, 2012 (Application now closed)
The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry collaborates with The Forsyth Institute (Cambridge, MA) to offer a one-week intensive course on evidence-based dentistry (EBD). The 2012 course will take place November 5-9 this fall at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the application deadline has been extended to September 25, 2012 but is now closed.
You asked for it!
Based on recent survey data, practicing dentists asked the ADA to offer a formal, intensive EBD course. The ADA/Forsyth EBD Course links the strong EBD initiatives of the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry with The Forsyth Institute’s solid history of scientific research.
Who should register
- The course is relevant to all dentists and members of the dental team, educators, researchers including practitioners involved in practice-based research networks (PBRNs) and other professionals involved in dentistry.
- The course is open to both US-based and international individuals.
The course covers the primary aspects of evidence-based dental practice, including:
- Implementing best evidence in clinical practice and teaching
- Asking precise, structured clinical questions
- Finding the best evidence via laptop computer
- Rapid critical reading and appraisal
- Using evidence-based
- Clinical guidelines and recommendations
- Systematic reviews
- Understanding clinical trial design
- Qualitative assessment
- Calculating and using odds ratios, risk reduction, relative risk, and numbers needed to treat to implement EBD in practice and teaching
- Information on navigating the ADA EBD Web site and Critical Summaries of Systematic Reviews
- The course is a 5-day interactive program that includes a pre-assignment and multiple hands-on activities.
- Attendees will receive CE credits from the ADA and a certificate in EBD from the Forsyth Institute.
- International applicants please note: The course will be offered only in English language; no simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Dental Association designates this activity for 35 continuing education credits.
The course instructors include the following EBD experts:
- Richard Niederman, D.M.D., M.A. (Director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, Forsyth Institute);
- Derek Richards, B.D.S., M.Sc., DDPH, FDS (DPH) (Director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at Oxford University, UK); and
- Elliot Abt, D.D.S., M.S., M.Sc. (Attending Staff, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL)
- All interested candidates must fill out an online questionnaire and submit a current curriculum vitae (CV).
- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission process.
- Deadline for applications has been extended to September 25, 2012 but is now closed.
- Course tuition is $2,500 (ADA members will receive a 20% discount).
- Tuition includes course materials, breakfast, and lunch.
- Participants will be responsible for their travel and housing in Cambridge.
The first 40 applicants will receive $500 off the tuition from our course sponsor, Sunstar Americas.
The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has a two-fold vision: to disseminate the most current scientific evidence and to help dentists implement the current best evidence in practice. The Center has several ongoing programs to help dentists implement EBD, including the EBD Champion Program, the ADA Evidence Reviewer Workshop, and the EBD Web site (http://ebd.ada.org).
The Forsyth Institute was founded more than 100 years ago to provide free dental care to Boston’s children. Forsyth is now dedicated to advancing human health and well-being through scientific discovery, community-based care, and education. The institute is affiliated with Harvard University, and has collaborations with universities and research organizations around the world.
Sunstar, a globally recognized company and its US subsidiary, Sunstar Americas, Inc., have been providing oral care products and services in 90 countries for over 80 years. Sunstar continues its global partnership with dental professionals to reinforce its corporate mission “to enhance the health and well-being of people everywhere”. Sunstar manufactures an extensive line of preventive and therapeutic products under the brands GUM®, BUTLER® and GUIDOR®. Sunstar has been a world leader in research working with dental and medical communities and was among the first companies to advocate the importance and effect of oral health to systemic conditions through sponsoring scientific symposia since 1987. For more information about Sunstar, visit http://www.sunstar.com, http://us-professional.gumbrand.com, or http://www.guidor.com.
For more information about the ADA/Forsyth EBD Course, contact the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at email@example.com.