PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2011-1-TR1-LEO04-24232

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Leonardo partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Turkey
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Turkey
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    University or higher education institution (tertiary level)

    ADDRESS

    Gazi Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi 8. Cadde 82. sokak Emek – Ankara

    CONTACT PERSON

    Cansu Alpaslan

    European dentists make evidence based decisions

    Dental practitioner is a person qualified to practice dentistry. Most dental practitioners’ objective is to treat patients using the appropriate treatment alternatives. However the growing body of scientific information and the advances in dental technology, burdens the dentists to make wise and evidence based decisions. Most of the dentists are lack of knowledge and skills for reading, selecting scientific evidence. Although there is some understanding, the concept of evidence based dentistry is not well known or practiced regularly. When faced with clinical uncertainties 60% of dental practitioners turns to colleagues for help and advice. Again although most of the current undergraduate education is inconsistent with the current evidence and outdated, many dentists rely on what was taught during the undergraduate dental education instead of keeping up with the current best evidence coming from the methodologically acceptable high quality scientific papers. Teaching the concept of evidence based dentistry, teaching the techniques, motivate dentists to practice and implement it to their clinical decisions is very important. This project is aimed to develop strategies on raising awareness of dental professionals on the concept of evidence based dentistry and to teach them the practical tools and sources of evidence, that could be incorporated to their clinical practice for improving the quality and effectiveness of dental care. In a period of 2 years, partners will discuss the obstacles in implementation of evidence based dentistry to clinical practice, put forward strategies to raise awareness. An e-learning course content, book and CD will be produced for self directed learning. Letters, media articles, reports will be prepared to raise awareness.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Turkey
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Turkey
  • e-viDENT e-book

    Although there is some understanding, the concept of evidence based dentistry is rather unknown and only sporadically practiced. Four universities and a professional dental organization have collaborated in the e-viDENT project aiming to raise awareness of EBD in Europe and, to produce this e-book that will help you in your clinical practice. Teaching the concept of EBD and the EBD techniques, motivate the dentists to practice EBD and to implement the concept in everyday clinical decicions.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    German, English, Finnish, Dutch, Turkish

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Adult learners, Trainers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Didactic material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    No