Statistics for Dental Clinicians

Statistics for Dental Clinicians

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By Drs Michael Glick, Alonso Carrasco-Labra and Olivia Urquhart
ISBN:9781119810162 • Paperback • 210 pages

Statistics for Dental Clinicians assists dental practioners to apply concepts from scientific literature to their clinical practice. Written using clear, accessible language, the book breaks down complex statistical and study design principles and demonstrates how statistics can inform clinical practice.
Chapters cover the basic building blocks of statistics, including clinical study designs, descriptive and inferential statistical concepts, and interpretation of study results, including differentiating between clinical and statistical significance. An extensive glossary of terms, as well as graphs, figures, and illustrations are included throughout.
Statistics for Dental Clinicians includes information on:
• How to understand the scientific language used in the biomedical literature
• The importance of statistics and how to effectively apply study results to clinical practice
• Understanding and interpreting standard deviations, standard errors, p-values, confidence intervals, sample sizes, correlations, survival analyses, probabilistic-based diagnosis, regression modelling, and patient-reported outcome measures
• Understanding and interpreting absolute risks, relative risks and odds ratios, as well as randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies, meta-analysis, bias and confounding.
With comprehensive coverage of a broad topic, Statistics for Dental Clinicians is an essential guide for any dental practitioner wishing to improve their understanding of the biomedical literature.