Originally coined as Evidence-Based Medicine, the concept has been expanded over the years to include a variety of disciplines and fields. As such, you may see references to Evidence-Based Medicine, Evidence-Based Dentistry, Evidence-Based Nursing, and others.
However, for the most part these all refer to the same basic concept of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), or using the best evidence available, combined with the practitioner's clinical expertise and the patient's preferences, to inform the care of patients.
EBP is typically broken down into 5 main steps:
“an approach to oral healthcare that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient’s oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist’s clinical expertise and the patient’s treatment needs and preferences.”
American Dental Association. (2017). About EBD. Retrieved from http://ebd.ada.org/en/about