About us

our research

Cochrane Oral Health publishes summaries of the best quality research available to help people (patients, carers, clinicians, researchers and funders) make better informed decisions about oral healthcare choices.

Cochrane Oral Health is one of over 50 Cochrane Review Groups across the world, and our research is internationally recognised as the highest standard of evidence-based oral healthcare decision-making resources. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest single funder of this Cochrane Review Group. We are also supported by a Global Alliance of oral health partner organisations and individuals.

Our editorial base is located in the Division of Dentistry at The University of Manchester; however, we work alongside over 1600 contributors from more than 40 countries to provide our summaries (commonly known as systematic reviews) of oral heath treatments to demonstrate which preventive care or treatments work most effectively, and provide people with knowledge of the benefits and risks associated with their oral healthcare options.

Cochrane Oral Health also maintains a Trials Register which is submitted every month for publication in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) on the Cochrane Library.

Cochrane Oral Health's work is carried out by over 1600 members (over 900 authors) from more than 40 different countries around the world. Members contribute to Cochrane Oral Health in many different ways: preparing systematic reviews; peer reviewing; translating articles; offering consumer input. We welcome new members from many different backgrounds and with a range of interests at any time.

Cochrane Oral Health's activities are co-ordinated and supported by the Editorial Team located at the editorial base at the Division of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.