ELC20-WEB5: Evaluating Evidence in the Viral Age
Moderator: Dr. Purnima Kumar, DDS, PhD
Speakers(s): Dr. Brandon G. Coleman, DDS, MS. Private practice, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Coleman has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities.
Program Track: Leadership, Personel, and Practice Management
Course Description: Practicing periodontics was challenging even before the current pandemic. Clinicians face constant information overload and must critically assess the data in order to deliver optimal care to patients. It can be difficult to make sense of all the different information sources while staying current with the state of the science and guarding against predatory or misleading scientific claims. And during this global pandemic, knowing what to believe as it relates to dentistry and how to maintain our role as subject matter experts in periodontics, is more important than ever.
This one-hour webinar aims to provide a lens to view and assimilate information for the busy clinician. The discussion will include practical tools, as well as cover the pearls and pitfalls common in integrating evidence into our practices. This course is oriented toward those who feel inundated with information, from the periodontal resident to the seasoned clinician alike. Originally broadcast on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 p.m. CT.
· Identify and apply weaknesses in evidence-based dentistry as it applies to daily practice.
· Review tips for protecting your patient population from “bad science.”
· Discuss a framework for processing information in the context of COVID-19.
Course length: 1 hour
Original release date: April 26, 2020
Expiration date: April 26, 2023
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.
The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.