Use by Dentist

Information on the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Critically Appraised Topic (CATs) Website is provided as assistance for dentists making clinical decisions regarding the clinical care of their patients and cannot be substituted for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the dentist. Patient values, the dentists' experience and financial considerations must always be applied in clinical decision-making and the information provided in the CATs is intended as background for incorporation into final clinical decisions. As with all clinical reference resources, the CATs report the science of dentistry at the time of their development, but their use should be made with a clear understanding that new research may reveal updated knowledge and recommendations. The information contained on CAT Library is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Dentists need to consult their own professional advisors for such advice.

Use by Patients

Although the material on the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio CAT Website Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered, we make no representations and offer no warranties pertaining to the accuracy or completeness of the information. This website is designed to offer dental health information to patients for educational purposes. By providing these CATs, we are not giving you any form of advice or recommendation and we do not intend that you to rely upon it when making (or refraining from) making any healthcare decision. The information contained is not a substitute for the advice of your dentist regarding diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the recommendations of your dentist with any questions regarding your dental health and never disregard professional dental advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read from the CAT website.