Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) is the framework for your clinical decision-making process.
Is the integration of:
Systematic Review: a research method that is designed to answer a research question by identifying, coding, appraising and synthesizing a group of studies.
Meta-analysis: a systematic method that takes data from a number of independent studies and integrates them using statistical analysis.
Randomized Control Trial (RCT): An experimental study to assess the effects of a particular variable, e.g., a drug or treatment, in which subjects are assigned randomly to an experimental, placebo, or control group.
Bias (in regard to research): A tendency of procedures in study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, review or publication, to yield results or conclusions that depart from the truth.