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Dental Hygiene - EBP: References



What is EBP?

Clinical Question

Literature Search

Evaluate Evidence

Your Knowledge

Glossary (CEBM)


Literature Reviews in Dental Hygiene



Fundamental tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses. Includes online version of the Users' Guide to the Medical Literature (2008) and The Rational Clinical Examination (2009).

Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition Gordon Guyatt, Drummond Rennie, Maureen O. Meade, and Deborah J. Cook. 2008

Sharon E Straus, W. Scott Richardson, Paul Glasziou and R. Brian Haynes. Evidence-based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM. 3nd edition. Elsevier, 2005.

What is EBM?

Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group Evidence-Based Medicine: A New Approach to Teaching the Practice of Medicine. JAMA 1992 Nov 4;268(17):2420-5.

Sackett, D. Evidence-based Medicine - What it is and what it isn't. BMJ 1996; 312:71-72.

Lang, Eddy. The why and the how of evidence-based medicine. McGill Journal of Medicine 2004 8:90-94.

Well-Built Clinical Question

Richardson WS, Wilson MC, Nishikawa J, Hayward RSA. The well-built clinical question: a key to evidence-based decisions. ACP Journal Club. Nov-Dec 1995;123;A12.

The Literature Search 

PDQ Evidence-Based Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition,by Ann McKibbon, is not only an excellent introduction to EBP but also provides search strategies for doing a literature search using MEDLINE, CINAHL Database of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsycINFO, and EMBASE/Excerpta MEDICA. the 1st edition is available through NetLibrary. Order information from 

The FPIN Consortium has developed over the past ten years in response to a need to make evidence-based family medicine and clinical scholarship more accessible to family physicians in clinical practice. For more information see:

Evaluating the Evidence

These articles are from the first Users Guide series published in JAMA in 1994:

How to Use an Article About Therapy or Prevention

How to Use an Article About a Diagnostic Test

How to Use an Article About Prognosis

How to Use an Article About Harm

How to Use an Overview (Systematic Review)

Revised July 2010 / Adapted February 2011


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