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Using Research for Clinical Decision-Making: Elements of a Research Report

Course Number: 45A


This continuing education course has described the parts of a research report and the information that should be contained within each section. This will guide oral health professionals in their review of research articles so that they can identify the specific research questions/hypotheses being explored and what was discovered about them. The next continuing education course in this series will explain how to evaluate the quality of research conducted as reported in a research report and how to interpret the findings. These skills will help oral health professionals decide whether or not to incorporate these research findings into their patient therapy and practice procedures.