May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Evidence-Based Dentistry Update

May 2017 Volume LII Number 3

Since so much evidence-based dentistry (EBD) activity has been going on at the AAPD, the Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee has created an award to acknowledge these EBD efforts.

The Evidence-Based Dentistry Service Award, established in 2016, recognizes pediatric dentist(s) who have made a major contribution, on a national or international level, to the dental profession and the specialty of pediatric dentistry through evidence-based clinical prac- tice, academics or policy development over the past year.

This year’s winners are Drs. James Coll and Suzi Seale-Coll.

The EBD Committee has also been active this year reorganizing and reclassifying the Reference Manual and overseeing the publication of the first AAPD EBD guideline in conjunction with the American Dental Association, "Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants." The pulp therapy workgroup, com- missioned by the EBD Committee, has published "Primary tooth vital pulp therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis" in the January/ February 2017 issue of Pediatric Dentistry. A new evidence-based pulp therapy guideline based on this systematic review is slated for publication this spring and should appear in the 2017-2018 Reference Manual.

The EBD Committee is trying a new methodology to develop guidance on the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF). The new SDF guideline is expected this spring and should also appear in the 2017- 2018 Reference Manual.

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