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Don't just wonder - ask! If you have a burning question to a problem you just can't solve, or have always wondered about an issue in day-to-day practice, tell us.

​​Evidence summaries

As a dentist you have a duty to develop your knowledge in order to give patients the best possible care. Evidence summaries communicate up-to-date information on topics chosen by you that can influence your standard of care and help maintain your professional knowledge.

Evidence summaries can form a useful and empowering resource for dentists by providing easy access to the evidence-based information they need. The summaries answer set questions by following strict criteria to assess the current evidence base. Each summary provides an easy to read digest of the available information on a question submitted to us.

Download the summaries below.
Access to dental care for frail elderly people - Feb 15
Attitude to blood borne virus patients - Mar 13
Bonded composites versus ceramic veneers - May 14
Care-seeking and oral health - May 10
​Cervical tooth loss defects - July 2016
Clinical effectiveness of gold inlays versus fillings - May 13
​Cross-infection and the 'cost of illness' - Feb 15
Defining oral health - Jan 10
Dental erosion and dietary advice - Feb 15
Dental liners and post-operative sensitivity - Feb 15
Dental problems and their management in patients with dementia - Aug 13
Dentist's fear and clinical decision making - Apr 10
Fluoride varnish for older people: is this a good idea - Jul 14
Healthcare ratings - Oct 14
Increasing dental attendance by poor families or families from deprived areas - Feb 15
Irrigation in endodontics - Dec 14
Lignocaine vs articaine in dentistry - Feb 2016
NTI-tss in pain management - Aug 14
Obesity and oral health - June 15
Peri-implant diseases - May 15
Periodontal debridement in medically compromised patients receiving bisphosphonate treatment - Apr 14
Plastic waste and environmental pollution - Apr 11
Restorative materials and environmental pollution - Oct 12
Routine scaling - Feb 15
Second molar distal caries - May 13
Shortened dental arch therapy in old age - Jul 13
Smoking cessation in NHS dentistry - Feb 15
dark_purple_question.pngTooth whitening, smoking and cancer - Apr 17
light_purple_question.pngWhat is prevention? - Dec 09

Evidence summaries in the pipeline are shown below. The topics have been selected from suggestions made by you. If there is something you would like to see a summary on email us to make a suggestion and your topic might be chosen!

  • Occupational cancer