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The Texas Dental Journal publishes 1-page Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) focused on clinical questions, which are provided by the Evidence-based Practice Program under the direction of professor Dr John Rugh at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. The program’s goal is to provide the school’s graduates with life-long learning skills that will enable them to keep up-to-date and equip them with the best patient care skills during their 30-40 years of practice. The dental students and residents are taught to (1) ask focused clinical questions, (2) search the biomedical research literature for the most recent and highest level of evidence, (3) critically evaluate the evidence, and (4) make clinical judgments about the applicability of the evidence for their patients.