Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Pulp Fiction or Evidence-Based Dentistry? Transforming Your Practice with Science

Course Code: C30
Speaker: Dr. Ronni Brown, DDS, MPH, FADI
CE Hours: 2.00
Start: Friday, June 30, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Friday, June 30, 2023, 11:00 AM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Practice Administrators, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student


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Do you wonder whether your treatment plan is based upon fact, fiction or, perhaps, something in-between? Do you know where to get credible evidence to guide your treatment recommendations? Are you having difficulty trying to “keep up” with the abundance of scientific literature that exists today? Throw your dental journals away and discover online resources to access the most current scientific information within minutes! Learn how to integrate “real” evidence into your clinical practice to improve treatment outcomes for your patients. In this interactive course, attendees will learn what evidence-based dentistry is, why it should guide treatment decisions and how it can improve clinical outcomes. Attendees will learn how to find scientific evidence online, maintain currency with scientific literature and discuss evidence with patients. Long-standing opinions regarding clinical issues will be discussed and weighed against the scientific evidence.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the type of evidence that should guide clinical decisions and treatment recommendations.
  • know where to find high quality dental evidence.
  • conduct an effective and efficient search for evidence using online databases.
  • communicate scientific evidence to patients.
  • transform a dental practice into one that is evidence-based.

Partial Sponsor(s):

American College of Dentists

Speaker: Dr. Ronni Brown, DDS, MPH, FADI

About the speaker: Dental degree and master’s degree in public health, University of California (UC) Los Angeles; dental public health residency, UC San Francisco School of Dentistry; practicing dentist, Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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