May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee Update

November 2018 Volume LIII Number 6

The Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee (EBDC) members have developed a mission statement, vision and goals for the committee under which the committee will operate following board of trustees approval. Currently, EBDC is overseeing two new EBD guidelines:
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Use of Non-Vital Pulp Therapies in Primary Teeth, and
  • Clinical Practice Guideline on Behavior Guidance for Pediatric Dental Patients.

The non-vital primary tooth pulp therapy guideline workgroup, composed of Drs. James Coll, Chair; Kaaren Vaargas; Shahad Al Shamali; Chia-Yu Che; Abdullah Marghalani and Reva Bhushan have submitted their systematic review protocol to PROSPERO (international prospective register of systematic reviews) for both in vivo and in vitro studies. The non-vital pulp therapy guideline will focus on the efficacy and effectiveness of any non-vital pulp treatment or aspect of non-vital treatment in primary teeth with irreversible infected or necrotic pulp from deep caries or trauma.

The table in the PDF indicates the timeline of clinical guidelines development.

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