Dentistry

Dentistry, commonly known as dental or oral medicine is a branch of medicine that comprises the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity. Most research in dentistry is focused on common problems like toothaches and gum diseases due to the sheer percentage of the population that is affected by them. The disorders can range from cold sores (fever blisters), cavities, thrushes to more serious diseases like cancer. Clinical trials form the backbone of evidence-based practice also known as EBP which is considered the best source of treatment strategies available. EBP calls for the use of high-quality scientific evidence to guide decision making in treatment of a disorder which is ascertained with advanced clinical trials