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An Introduction to Conducting Systematic Reviews in Dental Education

Systematic reviews of literature seek answers to research questions by analyzing and summarizing the findings of relevant previous empirical research studies. More importantly, systematic reviews create a basis for moving from opinion-based to evidence-based dental education efforts.

This webinar is designed for dental, allied dental, and advanced dental educators interested in conducting systematic reviews in dental education. We will discuss how systematic reviews help create evidence-based dental education as well as how these reviews differ from other systematic reviews that focus on basic sciences and clinical dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the value of systematic reviews for evidence-based dental education.
  • Identify which research questions are uniquely suited to be investigated in systematic reviews, and explore ways to select appropriate search terms and search engines.
  • Describe the process and challenges of conducting a systematic review in dental education.
  • Discuss the most important considerations when preparing a manuscript for a systematic review.

CE Information:
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Oct. 10, 2022. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.


All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.