FAQ

What is Evidence-Based Endodontics Literature Database?

EBE is an online database listing of endodontic articles.

What is the purpose of EBE?

This database compiles and organizes classic and current endodontic literature articles which enable searching and sorting by Author, Date, Category and Evidence-Based Ranking. This site also allows access to abstracts of these articles.

I use PubMed to search for endodontic literature, why should I use this site?

Pubmed is an excellent resource to search for endodontic and non-endodontic literature. EBE specializes in endodontic literature. More importantly however, EBE additionally studies each article and categorizes it according to its subject and evidence-based ranking.

What are the subject classifications used by EBE?

  1. History of Endodontics
  2. Diagnosis and Case Selection
  3. Anatomical Considerations
  4. Radiology and Imaging
  5. Access and Canal Instrumentation
  6. Obturation
  7. Endodontic Microbiology
  8. Trauma
  9. Endodontic-Periodontal Relationships
  10. Endodontic Surgery
  11. Bleaching/Tooth Whitening
  12. Prosthodontic-Endodontic Relationships
  13. Endodontic Retreatment
  14. Endodontic Biology, Histology & Physiology
  15. Success and Failure
  16. Irrigants & Medicaments
  17. Endodontic Pharmacology
  18. Pediatric Endodontics
  19. Miscellaneous

What is “evidence-based ranking”?

Articles are classified numerically according to its evidence-based ranking.

  1. Randomized-controlled trials
  2. Cohort studies and Outcomes research
  3. Case-control studies
  4. Case series or case reports
  5. In vitro studies and expert opinion

Will I find each and every endodontic article in this database?

No. The articles included in this database are the ones reviewed and approved by EBE.

How are articles chosen?

The articles come from reading lists from endodontic programs at:

How do I view the abstract of the listed article?

Results display the author, title, citation, category and evidence based ranking of the article. Clicking on the author/authors will display the abstract to the article as archived in PubMed. If an abstract is not available from PubMed, an abstract prepared by graduate students of the University of Detroit Mercy is displayed.