Cochrane Oral Health publications round-up from 2017

Thanks to the time and expertise of our authors and external reviewers, their contributions have helped to make 2017 another successful year for Cochrane Oral Health.

In 2017, we published 11 new protocols, 11 new reviews and 7 updated reviews (detailed in the table beneath)

New protocols
  1. Adjunctive systemic antimicrobials for the non-surgical treatment of chronic and aggressive periodontitis (Issue 2)
  2. School dental screening programmes for oral health (Issue 3)
  3. Systemic antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing infectious complications in maxillofacial trauma surgery (Issue 3)
  4. Interventions for replacing missing teeth: implant placement at different levels in relation to crestal bone (Issue 4)
  5. Oral hygiene programmes for people with intellectual disabilities (Issue 4)
  6. Interventions for managing immature permanent teeth with necrotic pulps (Issue 6)
  7. Non-pharmacological interventions for managing dental anxiety in children (Issue 6)
  8. Topical silver diamine fluoride for managing dental caries in children and adults (Issue 7)
  9. Interventions for managing root caries (Issue 8)
  10. Interventions for promoting the eruption of palatally displaced permanent canine teeth, without the need for surgical exposure, in children aged 9 to 14 years (Issue 10)
  11. Occlusal interventions for managing temporomandibular disorders (Issue 11)
New reviews
  1. Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health (Issue 3)
  2. Treating periodontal disease for preventing adverse birth outcomes in pregnant women (Issue 6)
  3. Pharmacological interventions for preventing dry mouth and salivary gland dysfunction following radiotherapy (Issue 7)
  4. Fluoride supplementation (with tablets, drops, lozenges or chewing gum) in pregnant women for preventing dental caries in the primary teeth of their children (Issue 10)
  5. Interventions for managing medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (Issue 10)
  6. Interventions for preventing oral mucositis in patients with cancer receiving treatment: cytokines and growth factors (Issue 11)
  7. Pharmacological interventions for pain relief during orthodontic treatment (Issue 11)
  8. Atraumatic restorative treatment versus conventional restorative treatment for managing dental caries (Issue 12)
  9. Metal-free materials for fixed prosthodontic restorations (Issue 12)
  10. School dental screening programmes for oral health (Issue 12)
  11. Supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) for maintaining the dentition in adults treated for periodontitis (Issue 12)
Updated reviews
  1. Adhesives for bonded molar tubes during fixed brace treatment (Issue 2)
  2. Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in permanent teeth (Issue 7)
  3. Open versus closed surgical exposure of canine teeth that are displaced in the roof of the mouth (Issue 8)
  4. Orthodontic treatment for deep bite and retroclined upper front teeth in children (Issue 10)
  5. Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery (Issue 10)
  6. Periodontal therapy for the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic periodontitis (Issue 11)
  7. Interventions for managing taste disturbances (Issue 12)