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Evidence-based practice  is the "integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values."

Sackett, Strauss, Richardson, et al., as cited in Maher, Sherrington, Elkins, Herbert, & Mosely, 2004, Challenges for evidence-based physical therapy: Accessing and interpreting high-quality evidence on therapy, Physical Therapy, 84(7), p. 645.

Evidence-Based Practice Pyramid  Evidence increases in quality as you go up the pyramid.

Evidence-Based Research

American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

  • Clinical practice guidelines

PubMed   Search engine for medical and dental literature

  Suggested Search Limits:

  • English language
  • Published in last 5 years
  • Article Types: Meta-Analysis, Randomized Controlled Trials

 A-Z list of Journals  

To link to full-text articles in our databases, or check availability in our print holdings.

SUNY Broome Peer-Reviewed Journals for Dental Hygiene/Dentistry

Journals available in SUNY Broome databases



Check the box for "EBM Reviews"  under the search options,

          or limit your search to Publication Type "Meta-Analysis" CTRL+"Randomized Contolled Trial"

CINAHL    Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature

Limit your search to Publication Type  "Meta-Analysis" CTRL+ "Randomized Contolled Trial"


Grading System Based on Strength of Recommendation

Levels of evidence. (2009). Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, 9(1): A5-A8. article

Evaluating Research

Nathe, C. N. (2017). Dental public health & research: Contemporary practice for the dental hygienist (4th ed.).Boston, MA: Pearson.

  • Chapter 14 "Research in Dental Hygiene"
  • Chapter 16 "The Research Process"


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