Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find all the systematic reviews pertaining to dentistry in one place? You can!
The American Dental Association (ADA) Evidence Based Dentistry website includes a database of systematic reviews in oral health. The reviews may be found by searching the site or using the ADA’s drill down topic menu.
Even better, the ADA provides critical summaries of many of these systematic reviews. Critical summaries are brief, concise assessments of a review that are written by ADA Evidence Reviewers. These reviewers are trained in the critical appraisal of scientific literature.
Here is a list of the most recently published critical summaries:
- Limited evidence exists that glass ionomer restorations in permanent teeth offer a lower risk of developing carious lesions at margins compared with amalgam restorations
- Insufficient evidence to support the use of stabilization splint therapy over other active interventions in the treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain
- Evidence linking gastroesophageal reflux disease and dental erosion is not strong
- Evidence indicates minimal short-term space loss after premature loss of primary first molars
- A moderately favorable five-year success rate for resin-bonded bridges
- Prescription of antibiotics for prophylaxis to prevent bacterial endocarditis
- Inconclusive evidence of the effects of orthodontic therapy on periodontal health
- Limited evidence suggested that patients with a history of periodontitis receiving implants might have a greater risk of peri-implantitis.