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Dental Hygiene Research

Evidence based decision making is the process by which therapeutic decisions are made based on sound scientific evidence. Access to scientific evidence and research is available though the many electronic resources available over the internet. The following resources have been compiled to assist the dental hygienist in researching the scientific evidence on which to make treatment and product recommendations.

checkLibrairies

 

PubMed
PubMed provides free access to the National Library of Medicine’s database of over 14 million bibliographic citations. PubMed also features links to the full text of selected articles at participating publisher’s web sites.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi/

United States National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov/

The Cochrane Collaboration / The Cochrance Library
http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/clibintro.htm

Dental Medicine Library at the University of Pennsylvania
www.library.upenn.edu

The Stanford Health Library
http://healthlibrary.stanford.edu

Virtual Hospital
Digital library of health information from the University of Iowa
www.vh.org/index.html


 

checkDental Hygiene and Dental Research Organizations

 

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
www.nidcr.nih.gov

International Association for Dental Research
www.iadr.com

DH Net
National Center for Dental Hygiene Research
www.usc.edu./hsc/dental/dhnet

Evidence Based News Site
www.usc.edu/hsc/ebnet

checkHealth Information Centers

 

National Health Information Center
www.health.gov/nhic

Healthfinder
Guide to reliable health information
www.healthfinder.gov

Oral Cancer Foundation
www.oralcancerfoundation.org


 

check Drug Information

 

Drug Information from Medline Plus
Search options for generic and brand name drugs
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation

Herb Med
Herbal medication information
www.herbmed.org

Stanford Health Library
Drug Information and Therapies
healthlibrary.stanford.edu

University of Maryland Medicine
Drug information leaflets and drug interaction check
www.umm.edu/medref


 

checkDental Hygienist’ Guide to Using the Internet

 

Dental Hygiene Guide to the Internet
www.dhed.net/Guide