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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Selecting and Obtaining Equipment Using Evidence-Based Research for Improved Clinical Outcomes

Categories: Dental Hygiene, Practice Management

Author(s): Emily Boge, MPA, RDH, CDA

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

The goal of this article is to provide dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with information with regard to current trends and the available research in best practices to incorporate evidence-based care in their clinical decision-making when purchasing new dental equipment and armamentarium. The course will assist both employers and employees in weighing the benets of dental equipment choice, then establish a plan for employees to present their ndings to nancial decision-makers with the intent of acquiring the new piece of armamentarium. After reading this course, participants should be able to:

1. Describe evidence-based equipment choice through the use of systematic reviews
2. Acquire knowledge of reputable agencies and sources for product evaluations and opinions
3. Identify an applicable system for discussing return on investment and obtaining updated equipment for clinical practice.

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Abstract

Dr. G.V. Black's head would spin if as the father of modern dentistry he saw the innovations in dental equipment for today's general practice settings. New products emerge continuously; therefore, selecting and obtaining the latest equipment to improve clinical outcomes can be a challenge for clinicians practicing chairside. Sources of product evaluation are changing with the rise in digital communication and the decrease in trade show attendance. This course aims to sort the available research on these topics and provide solid selection criteria for choosing, procuring, and purchasing evidence-based dental equipment for clinical practice settings.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This educational activity is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Dentsply Sirona.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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