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An Introduction to Critical Appraisal

21st January 2021, 19:00 - 20:00 GMT


This webinar will provide a practical introduction to the basics of critical appraisal. It will serve as an introductory guide to understanding and approaching appraisal of clinical papers with confidence.

We recommend that you read the following open access article ahead of the event as we will be referring to it during the presentation: Hedayati-Hajikand, T., Lundberg, U., Eldh, C. et al. Effect of probiotic chewing tablets on early childhood caries – a randomized controlled trial. BMC Oral Health 15, 112 (2015)


To introduce the concept of critical appraisal for practical application to evidence-based literature.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of evidence-based dentistry and the importance of critical appraisal skills
  • Identify different study designs
  • Evaluate the methodology of a study
  • Decide whether to change clinical practice based on the results of a study

GDC Development Outcomes: C

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  • Dr Alice Duke BSc, BChD, MChD, MFDS(Ed), PGCert
    Alice is a CT3 Restorative at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. She has a keen interest in evidence-based dentistry. Alice has attended multiple courses on critical appraisal and is working towards an Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Applied Dental Professional Practice) MSc.


1 Hour

Registered attendees who connect for the full duration of the live webinar and have completed the post-event survey will be entitled to receive a CPD certificate. CPD certificates will be sent to the email address used to register for the webinar. We aim to send CPD certificates within 21 days of broadcast.


This will be made available to RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates in the days following the live webinar.

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