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Evolving Dental Media: Implications for Evidence Based Dentistry
Journal of Evidence-Based Practice for the Dental Hygienist (2017)
  • Diana Hicks
  • Kimberley R Isett
  • Julia Melkers, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
Abstract
Evidence-based dental practice depends on effective access to relevant and credible information.  Recent work addressing clinical information use has shown that both dentists and hygienists tend to rely most on “traditional” sources to seek out clinical information despite the advent of digital media.  Over the past two decades, the rise of new digital media has challenged traditional, association-based media outlets.  The causes and consequences of these shifts are much debated. The purpose of this article is to examine the relevant shifts in dental media and to reflect on those changes in light of wider debates. We review and map dental media by identifying important clinical information sources in dentistry.  The contemporary dental knowledge media is a rich and ever evolving set of sources with a mix of traditional association based outlets and newer digital components.  The evolution of these outlets will change how science and other evidence reaches chairside dental professionals.  
Publication Date
Summer 2017
Citation Information
Diana Hicks, Kimberley R Isett and Julia Melkers. "Evolving Dental Media: Implications for Evidence Based Dentistry" Journal of Evidence-Based Practice for the Dental Hygienist Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/diana_hicks/49/