Guide to dental resources on the Internet Part 2: Evidence-based dentistry


This article is the second in a series of articles on the subject of dental resources on the Internet. Keeping up-to-date with advances in dentistry and being able to manage patients who have complex needs and demands is a challenge for practising dentists. Dentists are inundated with information about new techniques, procedures, materials and products. The Internet is rapidly becoming a valuable source of information for all healthcare professionals, as well as for patients. However, information on the Internet can be uncontrolled and is generally unevaluated and seeking the relevant information can be time consuming, confusing and frustrating. Busy practitioners looking for evidence for patient care need resources that have been identified and validated if the Internet is going to be a practical tool for evidence-based dentistry. There are, however, a number of well-developed, highly credible and useful resources available online that provide evidence-based information.

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