Knowing what EBD is (and isn’t) is essential for practitioners

by Larry Emmott on April 14, 2008

in General

The following is from the ADA news. EBD is Evidence Based Dentistry. The article notes that the term and concept can be used to add legitimacy to dental plans. I agree. Although EBD sounds very reasonable I see it as a real danger when used not by legitimate researchers hoping to improve care but by third parties hoping to reduce costs.

The ADA wants members to know it’s questioning the insurance industry’s use of the terms “evidence,” “evidence-based” and “EBD” and that individual dentists should too.
“Don’t make the assumption that because your insurers call their benefits ‘evidence-based’ that they really are,” said Dr. John Luther, ADA senior vice president, dental practice/professional affairs. ADA News: Knowing what EBD is (and isn’t) is essential for practitioners.

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