Putting the Practice Into Evidence-Based Dentistry and Health Services Research

Published in: Journal of the California Dental Association, v. 35, no. 1, Jan. 2007, p. 45-49

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2007

by Ian D. Coulter

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Whenever a new field emerges in health care, a period is experienced in which the field tries to define itself. This is the position evidence-based dental practice finds itself in at the moment. In this paper, it is argues that, for dentistry to enter into the brave new world of evidence-based practice, it will require some rethinking of the research enterprise in the profession.

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