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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1863) Last page : ( 1866)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00380.2

Awareness, attitude and knowledge about evidence based dentistry among the dental practitioner in Chennai city

Ahad Mohammed1, Gheena S.2

1BDS 2nd Year, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

2Associate Professor of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

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Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

To study on the awareness, attitude and knowledge of practising dental professionals about evidence based practice in Chennai city.

Objective

An observational questionnaire survey on awareness of dentists towards EBD was conducted.

Background

Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) uses current scientific evidence to guide decision-making in dentistry. It is an approach to oral health that requires the application and examination of relevant scientific data related to the patient's oral and medical health. Evidence-based dental journals have been developed as resources for busy clinicians to aid in the integration of current research into practice.

Reason

The purpose of this study was to determine the understanding, awareness and practice of Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD) amongst practicing dental professionals.

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