Corresponding author:Francesco Chiappelli, Ph.D., Dr. Endo (h.c.) - Oral Biology & Medicine, 63-090 UCLA Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668; Health Sciences, California State University Northridge
Received: August 02, 2017; Published: August 09, 2017
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In the context of translational healthcare, the construct of Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) consists of two fundamental and intertwined domains. From the viewpoint of research, EBD is driven by the paradigm of comparative effectiveness research, which seeks to uncover the consensus of the best available evidence. From the perspective of dental practice, EBD strives to provide patient-centered, effectiveness-focused and evidence-based treatment intervention. Patient-centered care implies that the best evidence base that serves as the basis of effectivenessfocused intervention must be derived from a process of comparative individual patient effectiveness research (CIPER). Patient-centered care also implies that novel tele-health communication technologies (Tele-Care, TC) must be developed and standardized across dental specialties to distribute the best evidence base to clinicians, patients, caregivers and other stakeholders in real-time. In brief, the next decade will witness significant progress in perfecting EBD by improving TC modalities of distribution of the consensus of the best evidence base obtained through stringent CIPER protocols.