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  • In 2013, Cochrane Oral Health updated their reviews on fluoride varnishes and different types of fissure sealants for preventing caries in children and adolescents. The varnish update included 22 trials, while the sealants update included 34. There were no changes to the conclusions. Both reviews confirmed the caries-inhibiting effects of both...
    August 7 2017
  • Philip Riley, Anne-Marie Glenny, Fang Hua, Helen V WorthingtonPlain language summary: Drugs for preventing dry mouth and problems with saliva after radiotherapyReview questionTo assess the effects of treatment with drugs in order to prevent damage to salivary glands following radiotherapy to the head and neck.BackgroundProblems with saliva...
    August 7 2017
  • Cochrane volunteers translate our reviews from English in to other languages to help us make oral health care evidence more widely accessible.In July 2017 (Issue 7), Cochrane translators translated one oral health review in to Malay, two oral health reviews in to Polish and one oral health review in to Russian. Note: Please...
    August 7 2017
  • Following her provocative 2015 performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival ‘Stop Brushing Your Teeth’, Professor Jan Clarkson, one of Cochrane Oral Health's Co-ordinating Editors, is back challenging what we think we know about looking after our teeth.  Now she reckons we should start skipping our routine scale and polish.Should a dentist...
    August 4 2017
  • Anneli Ahovuo-Saloranta, Helena Forss, Tanya Walsh, Anne Nordblad, Marjukka Mäkelä, Helen V WorthingtonPlain language summary: Sealants for preventing tooth decay in permanent teethReview questionCan sealants prevent tooth decay in permanent teeth and what are the effects of different types of sealants?BackgroundAlthough children and adolescents...
    August 1 2017
  • Following the publication of a protocol in December 2013, Cochrane Oral Health completed a review of 155 studies on water fluoridation in June 2015. The review included all study designs and used an adaptation of the Cochrane 'Risk of bias' tool and different methodological approaches. The publication of this review in June 2015 generated...
    August 1 2017
  • In July 2017 (Issue 7), Cochrane Oral Health published:New review- Pharmacological interventions for preventing dry mouth and salivary gland dysfunction following radiotherapyRiley P, Glenny A-M, Hua F, Worthington HVUpdated review- Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in permanent teethAhovuo-Saloranta A, Forss...
    August 1 2017
  • This review continues to be one of Cochrane Oral Health’s priority reviews and is closely monitored with regard to the need for updating. Infective endocarditis is a rare disease which often occurs on previously damaged or congenitally malformed cardiac valves or endocardium. Bacterial endocarditis (BE) is infective endocarditis caused by bacteria...
    July 24 2017
  • Cochrane Oral Health is pleased to announce its top 5 most accessed reviews on the Cochrane Library during 2016.Top 5 accessed reviews 2016No. times accessedOral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia9,795Powered versus manual toothbrushing for oral health6,727Water fluoridation for the...
    July 24 2017
  • The 8th International Conference on Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research has been announced to take place 9-11 May 2018. Addressing the theme of the Evolution of Evidence-based Dentistry, attendees will discuss methods to improve the design, conduct and analysis of oral health research. The conference, hosted by the Faculty of...
    July 13 2017

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