News & events


Cochrane Oral Health's editorial team regularly sends out newsletters to keep anyone who's interested updated with what Cochrane Oral Health has been doing recently. Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter.

Our most recent newsletter was issued in April 2017.

If you would like to send any comments, suggestions or a contribution to the next newsletter, please contact Cochrane Oral Health's Newsletter Editor.

Cochrane Oral Health publishes its reviews, updates and protocols within the Cochrane Library.

Cochrane Library

In March 2017 (Issue 3), Cochrane Oral Health published:

New review
- Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health
James P, Worthington HV, Parnell C, Harding M, Lamont T, Cheung A, Whelton H, Riley P

Amended review
- Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
Hua F, Xie H, Worthington HV, Furness S, Zhang Q, Li C

New protocols
- School dental screening programmes for oral health
Arora A, Khattri S, Ismail NM, Sumanth KN, Prashanti E
- Systemic antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing infectious complications in maxillofacial trauma surgery
Alsharif U, Al-Moraissi E, Alabed S

Cochrane volunteers translate our reviews from English in to other languages to help us make oral health care evidence more widely accessible.

In March 2017 (Issue 3)Cochrane translators translated two oral health reviews in to French, one oral health review in to German, 17 oral health reviews in to Malay, and one oral health review in to Tamil. 

To find out what has recently been published within the Cochrane Library, please click here.

The 2015 Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (overall for all Cochrane groups) is 6.103 (1,888 publications cited 11,522 times), consequently, the CDSR is now ranked 12th of the 152 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category.

Cochrane Oral Health's unofficial individualised impact factor for 2015 is 4.900 (50 publications cited 245 times), and ranks our research on a par with the 2nd journal of the 89 journals in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine category. This means that research published by our editorial base in 2013 and 2014 was cited, on average, 4.900 times in 2015.