clinician. That’s why the ADA created the Center for Evidence-Based
Dentistry (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.
Systematic Review Database
Search over 1,300 systematic reviews from JADA and dozens of
leading dental journals. Each systematic review synthesizes the latest
research on a specific oral health issue. You can also browse the
database by topic for quick access to related reviews.
Many of the reviews in the database feature an additional
critical summary written by a qualified ADA Evidence Reviewer. Summaries
are one-page critical assessments of the strength of the research and
how the results can be applied to treating patients.
ADA Clinical Recommendations
The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs issues clinical
recommendations based on the most current evidence in the scientific
literature. While these recommendations do not constitute “standards of
care,” they are the scientific foundation for the practice of
Evidence-Based Dentistry Resources
addition to our own database of reviews and recommendations, we’ve
assembled a resource page containing links to many online databases,
research centers and EBD organizations throughout the world.
If you have a clinical question that isn’t covered here,
please submit it for consideration for future systematic reviews or
The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has
launched a new EBD Web site!
The site is supported by a grant from the National Library of
Medicine and the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial
Research (grant number G08 LM008956).
Please visit ebd.ada.org.