Dentistry in the Evidence Based Practice Era


Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is a fast-growing concept in teaching and practicing dentistry. Contrary to the traditional approach with relies on the cumulative experience and any kind of research, EBD adopts "the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values." In addition it concentrates on "the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of best evidence in making decisions about care of individual patients." Therefore the success of treatment in dentistry is directly related to properly applying this approach in practice. The 10th Annual Dental Symposium will be held under the theme "Dentistry in the Evidence-based Practice Era" in order to emphasize the importance of applying the EBD approach in dental practice to achieve better outcomes and maximum patient comfort and satisfaction.