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Science is not a Social Opinion

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Tecnologica Research Institute, 88900 Crotone, Italy
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Department of therapeutic dentistry; IM Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow 119146, Russia
Dent. J. 2019, 7(2), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj7020034
Received: 19 March 2019 / Accepted: 28 March 2019 / Published: 1 April 2019
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Abstract

Recently, the main American associations in the dental field reported concerns regarding a film on the Netflix, Amazon, Apple, and Vimeo platforms that reported that endodontic treatments of root canals are linked to serious systemic pathologies, against any scientific evidence. This extreme case highlights how information, in a social networking era, is dramatically conditioned by a small number of users, leading to large scale consequences in political opinions, alimentary choices, or even in healthcare policy. It is urgent to demonstrate a strong awareness by the academic, institutional, and associative bodies in order to restore the correct flow of information on mass media and social networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: evidence-based medicine; science dissemination; big data in dentistry evidence-based medicine; science dissemination; big data in dentistry
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