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EBD critical summaries available on the Web

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has updated its critical summaries, posted online at

The summaries, which provide concise analyses and appraisals of evidence-based systematic reviews from other publications, are offered as a resource for dentists to use in clinical decision-making. These appraisals are prepared by experts working with the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.

Here are some of the newest critical summaries posted on the website:

  • Enamel matrix derivative is effective in the treatment of intrabony pockets;
  • Small beneficial effects from antibiotic treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis;
  • Better satisfaction found with mandibular implant supported dentures but limited evidence regarding quality of life;
  • Outcomes of one-stage versus two-stage implant placement.

For more information, visit the EBD website at