Evidence-based Periodontology

Introduction to evidence-based practice Evidence-based practice is defined as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients 1. Evidence-based practice involves integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research 2. Specifically speaking about Periodontology, every year, thousands of…

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Applications of probiotic therapy in periodontics

Introduction to probiotic therapy The oral cavity is a natural habitat for more than 700 bacterial species. Most of these bacterial species are commensals, that is, they are associated with health. Remaining bacterial species are pathogenic and are responsible for causing various oral health problems including periodontal diseases. These bacterial species are not randomly distributed…

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