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P194 Meta-Analysis and Their Appraisal

Speakers: Derek RichardsDr Mark-Steven Howe

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Add to calendar12/07/2022 01:00 PM12/07/2022 02:00 PMEurope/LondonP194 Meta-Analysis and Their Appraisal Live webinar to be watched on

Webinar Details

This is the third CGDent Lunch and Learn webinar in the 'Research and Critical Appraisal of Evidence' series of webinars and will outline the key elements of meta-analysis and how to appraise them.

Learning Outcomes


  • To be able to outline the key stages of a meta-analysis
  • To have appraised a meta-analysis using a checklist
  • Be aware of heterogeneity and its causes
  • Be able to interpret a forest plot


On completion of this webinar you will understand the key elements of meta-analysis and how to appraise them.

The Speakers

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Derek Richards

Specialist in Dental Public Health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry

Derek Richards is a specialist in dental public health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry and Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) Development Team. He is a former editor of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Journal, the chief blogger for the Dental Elf website and a past president of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry. He has been involved with a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994. Retired from the NHS he is currently a part-time senior lecturer at Dundee Dental School.

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Dr Mark-Steven Howe


Mark qualified from Birmingham University in 1988. After 4 years in NHS general practice, he joined the Royal Air Force Dental Branch gaining his Diploma and Membership exams in General Dental Surgery. On leaving the RAF, Mark completed his Fellowship to the Faculty of General Dental Practice and has recently completed an MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford.  Mark has been a full-time general dental practitioner and part-time PhD student at Peninsula Dental School, researching restorative risk indices. He is a Fellowship assessor for the College of General Dentistry and examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.