Welcome to the virtual hub of evidence-based dentistry at the American Academy of Dentistry. Learn about AAPD’s contribution to Evidence-Based Dentistry and how to apply Evidence-Based Dentistry best practices in your own research and day-to-day practice of pediatric dentistry.  

Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is, at its core, extracting the evidence from dental research, critically appraising it and synthesizing it into clinical guidelines. The rest is up to you. You treat your patient using the best evidence coupled with clinical judgment and experience. These guidelines reflect a new age in pediatric dentistry research. While these guidelines will be produced utilizing a different protocol from the past, they will continue to recognize the value of input from pediatric dentists with years of clinical experience.