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Dentistry for MOSDOH

Toolkit to support the study and research of dentistry

Dental Clinical & Research Resources

Finding Evidence

Search for current systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, critical summaries, and meta-analyses from respected sources first. These documents synthesize results from multiple individual studies to offer the best founded evidence for practice.

Hierarchy of evidence for clinical questions related to therapy, prevention, etiology or harm

Levels of Evidence

Always start an EBD search looking for the highest level of evidence that matches your query needs. If a meta-analysis is not available on the topic, look next for systematic reviews without statistical synthesis, next for randomized control trials, next for cohort studies, next for case control studies, etc.

For more detailed information about the levels of evidence see the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine - Levels of Evidence (March 2009). Drawn from the UNC Chapel Hill Evidence-Based Dentistry Guide.

Dental Librarians

Susan E. Swogger   Harold Bright, MERLS

Susan Swogger, MLIS

MOSDOH Liaison Librarian

(t) 660.626.2340


Harold Bright, MERLS

ASDOH Liaison Librarian

(t) 480.219.6036