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Table 3 Effectiveness of each implementation strategy

From: The effectiveness of guideline implementation strategies in the dental setting: a systematic review

Type of implementation strategyType of outcomeReported effects
Audit and feedbackAntibiotic guideline adherenceSignificant improvement: [39, 40]
Endodontic guideline adherenceSome improvement: [41]
Third molar guideline adherenceNo improvement: [42]
RemindersTobacco cessation guideline adherenceSignificant improvement: [43, 44]
Medically complex conditions guideline adherenceSignificant improvement, not sustained: [45]
Third molar guideline adherenceNo improvement: [42]
EducationTobacco cessation guideline adherenceSignificant improvement: [46]
Some improvement: [47]
Antibiotic guideline adherenceImprovement: [48]
Patient-mediated interventionsTobacco cessation guideline adherenceSignificant improvement: [49]
Medically complex conditions guideline adherenceSignificant improvement, not sustained: [45]
Pay for performanceFluoride varnish guideline adherenceSignificant improvement: [50]
Multifaceted interventionsTobacco cessation guideline adherenceSome improvement: [47, 51]
Caries risk assessment guideline adherenceImprovement: [52]
Oral cancer screening guideline adherenceNo improvement: [53]
Third molar guideline adherenceNo improvement: [42]
  1. No significance testing conducted