From dental science to clinical practice: Knowledge translation and evidence-based dentistry principles.

Afrashtehfar, Kelvin Ian; Assery, Mansour K (2017). From dental science to clinical practice: Knowledge translation and evidence-based dentistry principles. The Saudi dental journal, 29(3), pp. 83-92. Elsevier 10.1016/j.sdentj.2017.02.002

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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.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology

UniBE Contributor:

Afrashtehfar, Kelvin Ian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1013-9052

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Vanda Kummer

Date Deposited:

24 Jul 2019 16:18

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2019 16:26

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.sdentj.2017.02.002

PubMed ID:

28725125

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Dental education Evidence-based dentistry Patient care Translational medical research

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.123785

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/123785

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