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Description - Evidence-Based Dentistry by Allan Hackshaw

This introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry provides a much-needed orientation in the subject for students and professionals alike. It is a ground-level book for those seeking to understand evidence-based dentistry and its significance for clinical practice. The book is anchored in the dental literature: the majority of the chapters offer guidance on interpreting a full published paper; where both the subject of the paper and the study design is of relevance to the field of dentistry. Each chapter is organised in a similar way, providing a structured approach to reading and understanding research articles or commercial product information. In this respect, Evidence-Based Dentistry is designed as an introduction to understanding published research and its implications for the dental surgery; rather than as a guide on undertaking research. â Incorporates topical published papers in order to rpovide worked examples â Explains the most6 common forms of research used in dentistry â Unlocks basic statistical and epidemiological concepts, along with key terms â Enables the reader to identify the research question, assess aspects of study design, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of papers and understand their clinical relevance â Tables, boxes and figures are used extensively to present core information. Useful templates are also provided, which readers may use/adapt for analysis, including study clubs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405124966
ISBN-10: 1405124962
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 189mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Allan Hackshaw

Allan Hackshaw established and led the course on evidence-based dentistry at Barts & the London School of Dentistry and is now deputy-director of the cancer trials centre at University College London. Elizabeth Paul is a Lecturer at the UCL cancer trials centre. Elizabeth Davenport is Professor of Dental Education, Barts & the London School of Dentistry.

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