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Dental Hygiene

Please visit the website for the University of South Dakota's Department of Dental Hygiene for more information about this program.

Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD)

"The American Dental Association (ADA) defines Evidence-based Dentistry (EBD) as 'an approach to oral healthcare that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient’s oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist’s clinical expertise and the patient’s treatment needs and preferences'" 

"Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) integrates the dentist’s clinical expertise, the patient’s needs and preferences, and the most current, clinically relevant evidence. All three are part of the decision-making process for patient care." 

Clinical Practice Guidelines and Evidence. Retrieved Mar 15, 2023, from

Hierarchy of Evidence


For additional information on these studies, please see the Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) LibGuide.

Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD) Videos

Below are videos from the "ADA Evidence-Based Dentistry Video Series".  

The ADA’s EBD video series is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate.

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