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Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD)

The Evidence Pyramid

Not all evidence is created equal so make sure you're using the best, most appropriate evidence to answer your question.

Evaluation Tools

Remember that when you're evaluating an article, you need to think about both the overall quality of the article as well as how it fits into the context of your clinical question.  There are a number of tools out there to help you evaluate the quality of such as the CASP checklists available for a variety of study types.  Also, don't forget to think about other issues such as the statistical analysis of the study.