Richard Niederman, DDS
Full Name Richard Niederman, DDS
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Evidence-Based Prevention: How to use Evidence-Based Principles to Achieve and Maintain Oral Health

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Dr. Richard Niederman is a Senior Member of the Staff at The Forsyth Institute and Director, Forsyth Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.

He graduated magna cum laude in 1976 from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he also received his periodontal specialty training. He received certificate training in Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University (UK) in 1996.

He is the founding USA editor of the journal Evidence-Based Dentistry; the founding editor for the Global Centers for Evidence based dentistry, its website and search engine and its search engine . He is the co-author of the book Evidence-based Dentistry: Managing Information for Better Practice, and has published more than 100 evidence-based articles ranging from molecular biology to practice implementation trials and editorials.

Dr. Niederman provided training in evidence-based dentistry on 5 continents over the last 10 years, and is the course director for the annual American Dental Association/Forsyth Institute workshop Evidence-Based Dentistry, as well as the Oxford University (UK) evidence-based dentistry course.

His current work is implementing evidence-based caries prevention programs in at-risk communities in the USA and Latin America. He is the principal investigator of 2 U.S. National Institutes of Health studies in 5 states, addressing effectiveness and improvement of rural, school-based, caries prevention programs.


Evidence-Based Prevention: How to use Evidence-Based Principles to Achieve and Maintain Oral Health

This course will provide a 3-step method to quickly cull the wheat from the chaff. The 3-steps are:

1. Asking a focused question,
2. Searching for the best evidence,
3. Critically appraising the evidence.

This seminar will walk participants through the 3-step method. It will demonstrate how, with practice, this process can be accomplished in less than 5 minutes.

We will use as an example triclosan copolymer toothpaste and gingivitis as a case study.

New products and methods range from diagnostics, to preventive measures, to treatment materials and methods. The methods can be applied to all of these topics, as well as personal clinical issues and questions.

Participants will learn:

-How to ask answerable questions,
-How to rapidly (<5 minutes) find the best evidence,
-How to extrapolate from case studies using triclosan copolymer toothpaste and gingivitis to personal clinical issues and questions.

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