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Dentistry: Journal Club

For the residents, faculty and staff of the Dentistry service at YNHH

Learning objectives

  • Find and use PubMed advanced search interface
  • Understand how PubMed interpreted your search query
  • How and why to save a search in PubMed
  • How and why to use a citation manager like EndNote

Journal Club | Resident Research Conference

The Journal Club/ Resident Research Conference is a year-long course given to General Practice Residents in the Department of Dentistry at YNHH to provide advanced training in the critical review of clinical literature. Residents review journal articles, prepare clinical case presentations and have the opportunity to participate in other research activities.

Links to Resources

Framing Questions with PICO (4.11)
Popular in the evidence-based practice community, PICO helps to break a research inquiry down into its important concepts. From there, you can formulate a well-built, focused, and answerable question that is the key to developing precise and successful literature search strategies.

Building Concept Tables
Learn how to build concept tables in this helpful video.
Systematic Searches #1 and #2

Searching PubMed:

Has someone done a systematic review on my topic?  Check:

Citation management (EndNote)

Conducting a Rapid Review

About the rapid review method:

To satisfy the ADA requirement* that residents demonstrate the ability to conduct a literature review, residents will complete a rapid review of the literature on a research question of their choice.  For background and an overview of this method, see:

* Standard 2-13, Commission on Dental Accreditation, Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency.