Starting in the fall, The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (JEBDP), the foremost publication
providing information about evidence-based dental practice, became a required element in the “Skills in Assessing the Professional Literature” course offered in all four years of the DDS curriculum. Through a special arrangement with the publisher, Elsevier, NYUCD is providing online access to the full contents of each new issue of JEBDP through the College’s Waldmann Library. Individual students and faculty members are also encouraged to “opt in” to receive the print edition of the journal by mail.
“Today’s dental students are the first to be educated wholly in the ‘evidence-based’ era — from their very first day of clinical practice, they’ll be expected to know not just what to do but why they’re doing it,” says Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. “Incorporating JEBDP into the curriculum will help our students develop critical skills in filtering, appraising and synthesizing information for use in clinical decisions, in order to achieve optimal health outcomes for every patient in any number of clinical circumstances.”
“On behalf of the editorial board, we look forward to a fruitful and mutually rewarding partnership with NYU College of Dentistry,” said Dr. Michael G. Newman, Editor-in-Chief of JEBDP, and Dr. Philippe P. Hujoel, Senior Associate Editor of JEBDP. “Through ongoing evaluation and feedback, we hope to
learn more about how students, faculty, and
clinicians use JEBDP, thus helping us build an even better journal for the future.”