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Date and Location
May 9 - 10, 2014
ADA Headquarters
Program Schedule
Day One Schedule
Day Two Schedule

Conference Objectives

The conference is supported by a contribution from Procter & Gamble.
Crest + Oral-B  P&G Oral Health
  • To learn advanced concepts focused on the implementation of EBD into several key areas including clinical practice, policy, and education.
  • To learn how to effectively “champion” EBD as part of a broad dissemination effort.

EBD Champions 2.0 Registrants

The EBD Champions Conference is now offered as a 2.0 version and is tailored for EBD enthusiasts and/or past EBD Champions to advance their existing skills and knowledge. Those new to EBD are also welcome to attend. Champions commit to sharing knowledge and skills gained from the Conference and dissemination can occur through a variety of formal and informal mechanisms.

One-step registration process
  • Register now to secure a spot at the conference. The registration is $150 for ADA Members and $225 for non-members . Please note that the registration fee will only be refundable up to 4 weeks before the conference. Please call the ADA Member Service Center at 800.621.8099 if assistance is required.
All attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses, including transportation and hotel. See more information on booking your travel. Attendees receive between 11 and 14 continuing education credits for their participation in the program. The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP logo

Program Schedule

Conference Program Day 1: May 9, 2014 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Introduction to Conference

Conference Objectives: Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD, American Dental Association, Senior Director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

Implementing EBD into Practice

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: partha mukherji, dds

Keynote: Why is Science-Based Medicine Important?
Steven Novella, MD
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

Implementation Research: Understanding Common Barriers to Implementing EBD
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH
University of Pittsburgh
Chairman, Dental Public Health & Information Management

Developing Implementation Strategies and Tools
Janet Clarkson, BDS, PhD, FDS RCS
Dental Research Unit University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Learn How to Critically Appraise a Systematic Review
Elliot Abt, DDS, MS, M.Sc.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center



1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
John Rugh, PhD; Partha Mukherji, DDS; Sharon Tracy, PhD; Erica Vassilos, MPH; Jeffrey Gartman

Critical Appraisal Activity

Critical Appraisal Plenary

Session 1 Choices:

EBD Website - Erica Vassilos, MPH 

Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) - John Rugh, PhD

Implementing EBD into Practice - Partha Mukherji

Session 2 Choices: 

EBD Clinical Recommendations - Sharon Tracy, PhD

PubMed-My NCBI account - Erica Vassilos, MPH

ADA Library - Jeffrey Gartman


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 P.M.

Strategies for Teaching EBD 
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH
University of Pittsburgh
Chairman, Dental Public Health & Information Management


Implementing EBD Into Schools
Ronald Dailey, PhD
Loma Linda University


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Conference Program Day 2: May 10, 2014 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


8:10 A.M. - 11:00 p.m.
Moderator: LESLIE WINSTON, dds, phd

Implementing Science in Policy
Marko Vujicic, PhD
American Dental Association
Managing Vice President, Health Policy Resources Center

Quality Measures and the Dental Quality Alliance
Robert Compton, DDS 
Executive Director, DentaQuest Institute 

Comparative Effectiveness Research
Doug Landsittel, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Implementing EBD in a Large Group Practice
Daniel Pihlstrom, DDS
Kaiser Permanente, Tigard, OR


11:00 A.M - 12:15 P.M.

MODERATOR:  Robert Compton, DDS

Understanding Dissemination: A Strategic Approach
Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA
University of Pittsburgh,
Assistant Professor, Center for Dental Informatics


The Science of Dentistry: Prism Podcast
Jason Luchtefeld, DMD
Private Practice, Robinson, IL

Grant Ritchie, DDS
Private Practice, Tonganoxie, KS


COHRI: Using axiUm for Evidence-Based Research

Paul Stark, MS, ScD

Tufts University


Implementation Activity

1:45p.m. - 2:05p.m.

Implementation Plenary  - Dr. Janet Clarkson

2:05 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Concluding Remarks