International oral healthcare guideline repository

Cochrane Oral Health have established a Guideline Repository for all guidelines (proposed and in development) covering issues related to oral health.

The purpose of the repository is to:

  • help identify priority review topics that could inform guideline development; 
  • identify areas of duplication/overlap, where evidence tables could be shared between Guideline Development Groups (GDG);
  • increase stakeholder involvement in the guideline development by widening dissemination of those in process.

The repository will be prospective (no attempt will be made to identify previously published guidelines), although as soon as GDGs are aware that a guideline will be produced it can be added to the repository. GDGs are encouraged to submit brief details of their guidelines to Cochrane Oral Health for uploading to the repository.

The repository will not be restricted to guidelines that aim to include Cochrane Reviews; however, where it is likely that a guideline will cover questions that could be/are covered Cochrane Oral Health reviews, we would hope to establish dialogue with the GDG to determine if it is feasible to complete/update reviews in line with the guideline schedule.

If you are aware of any additional unlisted guidelines currently in development, please notify the repository administrator via email to

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International oral healthcare guideline repository 

Guideline producer

Guideline title
(Hyperlinked where available)
[Publication date]

Consultation deadline 
(Expected release date?)

Comments provided by GDG

Guideline contact person

American Dental Association (ADA)

Evidence-based clinical recommendations for topical fluoride for caries prevention
[Published Nov 2013]


Executive summary


American Dental Association (ADA)

Evidence-based clinical recommendations for non-surgical treatment of chronic periodontal disease

To be provided


American Dental Association (ADA)

Evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants

To be provided

Update of 2008 recommendation begun

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)

Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary care

18 October 2013
(Summer 2014)



Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)Prevention and management of dental caries in childrenTo be provided 
Update of 2010 guidance begunscottishdental.cep

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Prevention of dental caries in children

23 August 2013
(Autumn 2013)