Annual review of selected dental literature: Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry

Terence E. Donovan, William Becker, Alan H. Brodine, John O. Burgess, Robert J. Cronin, James B Summitt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The necessity for clinicians to practice evidence-based dentistry is clear. It is difficult for clinicians to keep current with the explosion of scientific literature, and the quality of the science in published articles is highly variable. This report is presented each year to assist the practicing dentist in evaluating the contemporary literature so that valid procedures, techniques, and materials may be incorporated or retained in the practice. One of the highlights of this review were the 2 excellent prospective, randomized long-term clinical trials which have validated the clinical use of silver amalgam as a restorative material where indicated. These trials were well-designed, controlled, and randomized to provide definitive evidence that permits clinicians to continue to use with confidence a material that has been under siege. There has been a general increase in the number of randomized, controlled clinical trials published in recent years. High quality systematic reviews of such trials can be of great benefit to society and address many unanswered questions. If these questions can be answered by such reviews, evidenced-based therapy can be provided for patients as opposed to the traditional opinion-based approach. The contemporary priority should be to identify the few most important questions that require answers, and then concentrate research efforts to answer those questions. Through the collaborative efforts of many research groups, sample sizes can be made meaningful, and the number of treatment variables reduced. This will greatly expand the evidence base for making treatment decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-67
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Fingerprint

Dentistry
Tooth
Evidence-Based Dentistry
Medicine in Literature
Literature
Explosions
Dentists
Silver
Research
Sample Size
Decision Making
Therapeutics
Randomized Controlled Trials
Clinical Trials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

Cite this

Annual review of selected dental literature : Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. / Donovan, Terence E.; Becker, William; Brodine, Alan H.; Burgess, John O.; Cronin, Robert J.; Summitt, James B.

In: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Vol. 98, No. 1, 07.2007, p. 36-67.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Donovan, Terence E. ; Becker, William ; Brodine, Alan H. ; Burgess, John O. ; Cronin, Robert J. ; Summitt, James B. / Annual review of selected dental literature : Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. In: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2007 ; Vol. 98, No. 1. pp. 36-67.
@article{772a29991c094d9f9345d0e52889cc5f,
title = "Annual review of selected dental literature: Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry",
abstract = "The necessity for clinicians to practice evidence-based dentistry is clear. It is difficult for clinicians to keep current with the explosion of scientific literature, and the quality of the science in published articles is highly variable. This report is presented each year to assist the practicing dentist in evaluating the contemporary literature so that valid procedures, techniques, and materials may be incorporated or retained in the practice. One of the highlights of this review were the 2 excellent prospective, randomized long-term clinical trials which have validated the clinical use of silver amalgam as a restorative material where indicated. These trials were well-designed, controlled, and randomized to provide definitive evidence that permits clinicians to continue to use with confidence a material that has been under siege. There has been a general increase in the number of randomized, controlled clinical trials published in recent years. High quality systematic reviews of such trials can be of great benefit to society and address many unanswered questions. If these questions can be answered by such reviews, evidenced-based therapy can be provided for patients as opposed to the traditional opinion-based approach. The contemporary priority should be to identify the few most important questions that require answers, and then concentrate research efforts to answer those questions. Through the collaborative efforts of many research groups, sample sizes can be made meaningful, and the number of treatment variables reduced. This will greatly expand the evidence base for making treatment decisions.",
author = "Donovan, {Terence E.} and William Becker and Brodine, {Alan H.} and Burgess, {John O.} and Cronin, {Robert J.} and Summitt, {James B}",
year = "2007",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1016/S0022-3913(07)60036-5",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "98",
pages = "36--67",
journal = "Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry",
issn = "0022-3913",
publisher = "Mosby Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Annual review of selected dental literature

T2 - Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry

AU - Donovan, Terence E.

AU - Becker, William

AU - Brodine, Alan H.

AU - Burgess, John O.

AU - Cronin, Robert J.

AU - Summitt, James B

PY - 2007/7

Y1 - 2007/7

N2 - The necessity for clinicians to practice evidence-based dentistry is clear. It is difficult for clinicians to keep current with the explosion of scientific literature, and the quality of the science in published articles is highly variable. This report is presented each year to assist the practicing dentist in evaluating the contemporary literature so that valid procedures, techniques, and materials may be incorporated or retained in the practice. One of the highlights of this review were the 2 excellent prospective, randomized long-term clinical trials which have validated the clinical use of silver amalgam as a restorative material where indicated. These trials were well-designed, controlled, and randomized to provide definitive evidence that permits clinicians to continue to use with confidence a material that has been under siege. There has been a general increase in the number of randomized, controlled clinical trials published in recent years. High quality systematic reviews of such trials can be of great benefit to society and address many unanswered questions. If these questions can be answered by such reviews, evidenced-based therapy can be provided for patients as opposed to the traditional opinion-based approach. The contemporary priority should be to identify the few most important questions that require answers, and then concentrate research efforts to answer those questions. Through the collaborative efforts of many research groups, sample sizes can be made meaningful, and the number of treatment variables reduced. This will greatly expand the evidence base for making treatment decisions.

AB - The necessity for clinicians to practice evidence-based dentistry is clear. It is difficult for clinicians to keep current with the explosion of scientific literature, and the quality of the science in published articles is highly variable. This report is presented each year to assist the practicing dentist in evaluating the contemporary literature so that valid procedures, techniques, and materials may be incorporated or retained in the practice. One of the highlights of this review were the 2 excellent prospective, randomized long-term clinical trials which have validated the clinical use of silver amalgam as a restorative material where indicated. These trials were well-designed, controlled, and randomized to provide definitive evidence that permits clinicians to continue to use with confidence a material that has been under siege. There has been a general increase in the number of randomized, controlled clinical trials published in recent years. High quality systematic reviews of such trials can be of great benefit to society and address many unanswered questions. If these questions can be answered by such reviews, evidenced-based therapy can be provided for patients as opposed to the traditional opinion-based approach. The contemporary priority should be to identify the few most important questions that require answers, and then concentrate research efforts to answer those questions. Through the collaborative efforts of many research groups, sample sizes can be made meaningful, and the number of treatment variables reduced. This will greatly expand the evidence base for making treatment decisions.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34447329887&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34447329887&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0022-3913(07)60036-5

DO - 10.1016/S0022-3913(07)60036-5

M3 - Article

C2 - 17631173

AN - SCOPUS:34447329887

VL - 98

SP - 36

EP - 67

JO - Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

JF - Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

SN - 0022-3913

IS - 1

ER -