EBD Study Group

Professor Francesco Chiappelli, Ph.D., Director

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011) with special mention: “unique contributions to the development of the field of Evidence-Based Dentistry”

Reem A. Ajaj, DDS, MS
Rashi Arora, DDS
Lorena Baccaglini, DDS
Xenia M.C. Brant, DDS,MS
Olivia S. Cajulis, DDS
Francesco Chiappelli, PhD
Gary Demerjian, DDS
Cynthia Diep, DDS
Mahsa Dousti, DDS
Carl A. Maida, PhD
Olga Polinovsky, DDS
Oluwadayo Oluwadara, DDS, MS, PhD

Manisha H. Ramchandani, DDS, MS
Jay Sison, DDS, MS, DSc
R V Subramanyam, BDS, MDS; Oral Pathol. & Microbiol.
Heeyoung Yang, DDS

Li-Jung Liang, Ph.D. - Biostatistician
Brett Hacker - Information Technology Specialist

Andre Barkhordarian, MS
Sohrab Danaei
Amy Giroux
Lauren-Kelly Gleason
Haley M. Hill
Nicole Mahanian
Paulina Nguyen
Linda Phi
Shahira Saad

The EBD Study Group is a network of scholars, researchers, dentists, students and professional specialists dedicated to the pursuit of the fundamental and the applied aspects of evidence-based dentistry. Throughout their collaborative studies, the members of the EBD Study group uses, validates and improves techniques, protocols instruments and analytical approaches of the science of research synthesis to produce and critically assess systematic reviews (SRs) from pooled fundamental research, as well as clinically relevant complex systematic reviews (CRCSRs) from pooled existing systematic reviews, and evidence reviews (aka, critical summaries) (ERs) of SRs and CRCSRs.  The EBD Study Group examines, evaluates and disseminates in an organized manner these ERs in a process of translational effectiveness, with the specific intent of contributing to serving the needs of the dentists and specialists in evidence-based clinical decision-making, of the insurance carriers for improved judicious decisions for coverage, of policy makers for establishing evidence-based revisions of clinical practice guidelines and standards of care, and most importantly of patients and caregivers for empowering them to be better informed participants in decision-making regarding their oral health (i.e., empowerment through increased health literacy).


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