The need for the scientific foundation

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Edition V07N03 | Year 2017 | Editorial Editorial | Pages 5 to 6

Rodrigo Ricci Vivan, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte

“Endodontics has significantly evolved in recent years. Technologies that facilitate endodontic therapy based on serious research have made our specialty reach extremely high levels of success. Therefore, today all procedures proposed in the specialty are based on scientific evidence. However, scientific community and opinion leaders are concerned about the “trend” of teaching via social networks. Clinically welltrained professionals often publish clinical protocols not scientifically grounded and those end up becoming the truth. One must be careful with this type of teaching practice because it is not always based on specialized literature. We do not want to allude that clinical findings do not matter; but rather that clinical procedures should be scientifically grounded and walk hand in hand.”

Vivan RR, Duarte MAH. The need for the scientific foundation. Dental Press Endod. 2017 Sept-Dec;7(3):5-6. DOI:

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