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Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH

Jane L. Forrest

Dr. Forrest is a Professor Emerita of Clinical Dentistry, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, CA. She also is the Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice, Inc. Dr. Forrest is an internationally recognized author and presenter ***on Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM), receiving the 2017ADA/AADR EBD Accomplished Faculty Award. She also received the 2017 NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene and the 2021 Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Forrest is the lead co-author on the book, EBDM in Action: Developing Competence in EB Practice and its companion, the Faculty Toolkit. She also has co-authored chapters on EBDM in Clinical Periodontology and Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, and several article series on “how to” build skills in finding scientific evidence and apply it to decisions in clinical practice. Dr. Forrest has received federal funding for several grants including one to prepare faculty on how to integrate an evidence-based approach into curriculum.

Updated: September 14, 2022