Colgate Oral Health Network

This webinar introduces the essential steps of evidence-based practice founded on recently published core competencies in evidence-based practice for health care professionals.

The aim is to provide oral health care providers with a foundation for implementing evidence-based practice to improve patient care and oral health outcomes while being sensitive to busy practice settings and diverse patient bases.

Participants will learn:

  • The rationale for integrating evidence-based practice into one’s practic
  • The 5 essential steps to evidence-based practice
  • Individual and organizational barriers to implementing evidence-based practice and how to overcome these


Joanna Asadoorian

Joanna Asadoorian PhD, RDH

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Dr. Joanna Asadoorian is Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator and Professor at George Brown College, School of Dental Health in Toronto, Canada. Joanna completed her dental hygiene training at Erie Community College in Amherst, New York. Later, she earned her BScD (DH) and MSc at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Joanna completed her PhD at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine in the Department of Community Health Sciences. Her Doctoral research was in the field of knowledge translation, specifically exploring the influence of the organization and gender on clinical decision-making capacity.

Joanna has experience conducting qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies. Specifically, she has conducted research in the areas of continuing competency, self-assessment, reflection and change. In addition, she has studied ultrasonic instrumentation curricula and home oral health care practices. Joanna presents and publishes her research locally, nationally and internationally. She also continues to teach various courses, including research methods, to dental hygiene students.

"Essentials for Igniting Evidence-Based Practice" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.


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