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The American Dental Association Welcomes Alonso Carrasco-Labra, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. (c), as Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

The American Dental Association Welcomes Alonso Carrasco Labra, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. (c), as Director of the Center for Evidence Based Dentistry CHICAGO, December 28, 2015 — Dr. Alonso Carrasco Labra has accepted the role of Director of the Center for

The American Dental Association Welcomes Alonso Carrasco-Labra, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. (c), as Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

CHICAGO, December 28, 2015 — Dr. Alonso Carrasco-Labra has accepted the role of Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry for the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Carrasco-Labra will serve as the director of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry by leading and supervising projects, programs and services that meet the Center’s vision of developing and disseminating clinically relevant scientific information impacting the practice of preventive and curative dentistry.

Dr. Carrasco-Labra will work through the Council on Scientific Affairs to lead key projects including systematic reviews of evidence, clinical practice guidelines, management of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry website, and educational programs for member dentists, dental providers and educational institutions. Prior to joining the ADA, Dr. Carrasco-Labra was an author of a series of 10 papers titled “A practical approach to evidence-based dentistry,” published in The Journal of the American Dental Association between 2014 and 2015.

“I am honored to join the ADA,” said Dr. Carrasco-Labra. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with the other ADA divisions to help serve members and improve the oral health of the public.”

Dr. Carrasco-Labra earned his D.D.S. from the University of Chile and his M.Sc. from McMaster University. He is also in the process of completing his doctorate in the Health Research Methodology Program at McMaster University.

Prior to accepting this position with the ADA, Dr. Carrasco-Labra served as the clinical practice guideline methodologist for the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization, the American Gastroenterological Association, as well as the governments of Saudi Arabia and Chile. He is an author of 51 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and co-author of two books for practicing evidence-based medicine, including the Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature.

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter@AmerDentalAssn

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