Paper: Improving oral healthcare using academic detailing – design of the ADVOCATE Field Studies

Academic detailing (AD) is a defined form of educational outreach that can be deployed to intrinsically motivate practitioners towards improving quality of care. This paper describes the design of the ADVOCATE Field Studies.

This proof of concept study aims to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and usefulness of AD, reinforced with feedback information to promote prevention-oriented, patient-centred and evidence-based oral healthcare delivery by general dental practitioners (GDPs). The results of the study will provide novel information on the feasibility, perceived acceptability and usefulness of AD and feedback data for GDPs to improve oral healthcare delivery.

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Baadoudi F., Duijster D., Maskrey N., Ali F., Listl S., Whelton H., van der Heijden G.J.(2019). Improving oral health care using academic detailing: Design of the ADVOCATE Field Studies. Acta Odontologica Scandinavia. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00016357.2019.1582797