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From dental science to clinical practice: Knowledge translation and evidence-based dentistry principles
Published in Elsevier B.V.
Volume: 29
Issue: 3
Pages: 83 - 92
It has been claimed that in order to decrease the gap between what we know and what we do, research findings must be translated from knowledge to action. Such practices better enable dentists to make evidence-based decisions instead of personal ideas and judgments. To this end, this literature review aims to revisit the concepts of knowledge translation and evidence-based dentistry (EBD) and depict their role and influence within dental education. It addresses some possible strategies to facilitate knowledge translation (KT), encourage dental students to use EBD principles, and to encourage dental educators to create an environment in which students become self-directed learners. It concludes with a call to develop up-to-date and efficient online platforms that could grant dentists better access to EBD sources in order to more efficiently translate research evidence into the clinic. © 2017 The Authors
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JournalData powered by TypesetSaudi Dental Journal
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier B.V.