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Start here to find articles, books and other resources to support the dental medicine programs


Portal to Health Sciences and Dental Medicine Resources

This guide provides topic-focused library resources and services while you are pursuing your degree at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.

We want your feedback, questions and comments!  This guide is not comprehensive and we'll add resources that are useful to YOU. Suggest additions and corrections - email, or the Strauss Health Sciences Library at 


CATs (Critically Appraised Topics) Oral Health Library

Searchable online library with up-to-date evidence-based answers to focused clinical dental questions.

From the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio


The library has several PC-based laptops and Macbooks for checkout.  All check out to Anschutz students for 5 days.


Need to study? We're open 24/7 with your Anschutz ID badge! 

Dental Library & PubMed Sessions

Introduction to the Library

Evidence Based Practice

  • Background vs Foreground questions & clearly articulated questions
  • PICOtt  as one example of good question formation
    • Patient
    • Problem
    • Intervention
    • Comparison
    • Outcome
    • Type of Question
    • Type of Study Design
  • Outcome interaction with Study Design interaction with PubMed Clinical Queries (a.k.a type of question)

10 Minute Break


Search for:  tooth implant

  • Search Details - box in the right hand column
  • Boolean operators and parentheses
  • 3 prong PubMed Search
    • MeSH term (that will explode)
    • MeSH vocabulary as quoted "keyword" or "keyword phrase"
    • Synonyms, including
      • plurals
      • verb endings
      • phrases
      • british spellings

"Denture, Partial, Fixed, Resin-Bonded"[Mesh] OR "Resin Bonded Bridge" OR "Resin-Bonded Bridges" OR "Resin Bonded Acid Etched Fixed Partial Denture" OR "Resin Bonded Fixed Partial Denture" OR "Maryland Bridge"

"Dental Implants, Single-Tooth"[Mesh] OR "Single Tooth Implants" OR "Single-Tooth Implant" OR "Single Tooth Dental Implants" OR "Single Tooth Dental Implant"

  • Saving searches & collections in your My NCBI account
  • Managing Filters (if time allows) | 303-724-2117

Library Liaison to SODM

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Nina McHale

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