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Evidence-based dentistry and our responsibilities

by Anita Aminoshariae, D.D.S., M.S.

Each patient has every right to ask: “Well doctor, what would be the expected outcomes for this (these) procedure(s)?” Patients expect, and deserve, accurate and all-encompassing information about their individual clinical situation from their dentist. A patient might also ask, “What do you think is best?”

Thus it is fundamental for the practitioner to know what the best current available evidence is regarding any treatment he or she provides for his or her patients. The…

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