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INVITED REVIEW
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-11

Research methodology in Dentistry: Part I - The essentials and relevance of research


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Mennakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospitals, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600095, India

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Jogikalmat Krithikadatta
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Mennakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospitals, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.92598

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The need for scientific evidence should be the basis of clinical practice. The field of restorative dentistry and endodontics is evolving at a rapid pace, with the introduction of several materials, instruments, and equipments. However, there is minimal information of their relevance in clinical practice. On the one hand, material and laboratory research is critical, however; its translation into clinical practice is not being substantiated enough with clinical research. This four part review series focuses on methods to improve evidence-based practice, by improving methods to integrate laboratory and clinical research.


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