Priority reviews

Cochrane Oral Health undertook an extensive prioritisation exercise during 2014 to define a core portfolio of clinically important titles to maintain on the Cochrane Library.

Beneath you will find a list of all existing titles identified to form Cochrane Oral Health's core portfolio to be maintained on the Cochrane Library.

Please note that this list is not definitive, as it will be subject to periodic revision over the coming years as new interventions requiring review emerge.

Please feedback your thoughts on our core portfolio via email to cochraneoralhealth@manchester.ac.uk.

Portfolio of priority titles
Full list of all existing Cochrane Oral Health priority titles (n=81) held on the Cochrane Library.

  • N.B. Order reflects consecutively numbered title registrations, and not ranking from prioritisation exercises. 
  • Please note links to the correct version of titles will alter as reviews are updated; however the Cochrane Library indicates when you are not viewing the current version and where it can be found.

Title ID

Title

Expert panel

0007a

Fluoride varnishes for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0007b

Fluoride gels for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0007c

Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0007d

Fluoride toothpastes for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0007e

Topical fluoride (toothpastes, mouthrinses, gels or varnishes) for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0007f

One topical fluoride (toothpastes, or mouthrinses, or gels, or varnishes) versus another for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0007g

Combinations of topical fluoride (toothpastes, mouthrinses, gels, varnishes) versus single topical fluoride for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0010a

Interventions for preventing oral mucositis for patients with cancer receiving treatment

Oral medicine

0010b

Interventions for preventing oral candidiasis for patients with cancer receiving treatment

Oral medicine

0013

Powered versus manual toothbrushing for oral health

Periodontology

0014

Orthodontic treatment for posterior crossbites

Orthodontics

0017

Interventions for treating oral lichen planus

Oral medicine

0021

Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0022

Sealants for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth

Paediatrics

0023e2

Interventions for replacing missing teeth: augmentation procedures of the maxillary sinus

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0023g

Interventions for replacing missing teeth: partially absent dentition

Operative/prosthodontic

0023j

Surgical techniques for the removal of mandibular wisdom teeth

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0023l

Interventions for replacing missing teeth: different times for loading dental implants

Operative/prosthodontic

0023m

Interventions for the management of denture stomatitis

Oral medicine

0023r

Interventions for replacing missing teeth: dental implants in fresh extraction sockets (immediate, immediate-delayed and delayed implants)

Operative/prosthodontic

0024

Interventions for treating oral leukoplakia

Oral medicine

0032

Interventions for treating oral mucositis for patients with cancer receiving treatment

Oral medicine

0034

Interventions for treating oral candidiasis for patients with cancer receiving treatment

Oral medicine

0037

Retention procedures for stabilising tooth position after treatment with orthodontic braces

Orthodontics

0039

Surgical removal versus retention for the management of asymptomatic impacted wisdom teeth

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0040

Feeding interventions for growth and development in infants with cleft lip, cleft palate or cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip/palate

0046

Pulp treatment for extensive decay in primary teeth

Paediatrics

0050

Operative caries management in adults and children

Paediatrics;Operative/prosthodontic

0052

Interventions for managing patients with temporomandibular disorders

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0053

Prophylactic antibiotics for bacterial conditions in dentistry

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0055

School dental screening for oral health. 
Not yet published.

Public health

0057

Orthodontic treatment for prominent upper front teeth (Class II malocclusion) in children

Orthodontics

0058

Orthodontic treatment for prominent lower front teeth (Class III malocclusion) in children

Orthodontics

0059

Orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth in children

Orthodontics

0060

Dental fillings for the treatment of caries in the primary dentition

Paediatrics

0061

Reinforcement of anchorage during orthodontic brace treatment with implants or other surgical methods

Orthodontics

0065

Interventions for treating ameloblastomas of the jaws

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0078

Extraction of primary teeth for unerupted palatally displaced permanent canine teeth in children

Orthodontics

0083

Screening programmes for the early detection and prevention of oral cancer

Oral medicine; Public health

0089

Direct composite resin fillings versus amalgam fillings for permanent or adult posterior teeth

Operative/prosthodontic

0091

Treatment of periodontal disease for glycaemic control in people with diabetes

Periodontology

0096

Single versus multiple visits for endodontic treatment of permanent teeth

Operative/prosthodontic

0100

Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients

Periodontology

0110

Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults

Periodontology

0123

Psychological interventions to improve adherence to oral hygiene instruction in adults with periodontal diseases

Periodontology

0132

Preformed metal crowns for decayed primary molar teeth

Paediatrics

0142

Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

Periodontology

0150

Surgical versus non-surgical endodontic re-treatment for periradicular lesions

Operative/prosthodontic

0157

Orthodontic treatment for deep bite and retroclined upper front teeth in children

Orthodontics

0163

Interventions for treating medication-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw bones

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0178

Interventions for the treatment of oral and oropharyngeal cancers: surgical treatment

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0182

Interventions for central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) of the jaws

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0183

Interventions for the prevention and treatment of herpes simplex virus in patients being treated for cancer

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0185

Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer: radiotherapy

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0186

Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer: chemotherapy

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0189

Interventions for the treatment of keratocystic odontogenic tumours (KCOT, odontogenic keratocysts (OKC))

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0206

Preoperative analgesics for additional pain relief in children and adolescents having dental treatment

Paediatrics

0213

Atraumatic restorative treatment versus conventional restorative treatment for the management of dental caries

Paediatrics

0222

Fluoride toothpastes of different concentrations for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

Paediatrics

0227

Dental extractions prior to radiotherapy to the jaws for reducing dental complications pre- and/or post-radiotherapy

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0228

Initial arch wires for alignment of crooked teeth with fixed orthodontic braces

Orthodontics

0235

Professional interventions for the maintenance of the dentition in patients treated for periodontal disease

Periodontology

0237

Oral hygiene care for institutionalised patients to prevent hospital or nursing home acquired pneumonia
Not yet published.

Public health

0238

Interventions for temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients

Oral medicine

0239

Preemptive analgesia for postoperative pain following oral surgery

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0244

Single crowns versus conventional fillings for the restoration of root filled teeth

Operative/prosthodontic

0251

Non-fluoride topical remineralising agents containing calcium and/or phosphate for controlling dental caries

Paediatrics

0252

Periodontal therapy for the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic periodontitis

Periodontology

0254

Interventions for the management of dry mouth: topical therapies

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0263

Diagnostic tests for oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders in patients presenting with clinically evident lesions

Oral medicine

0264

Clinical assessment to screen for the detection of oral cavity cancer and potentially malignant disorders in apparently healthy adults

Oral medicine

0265

Oral health educational interventions for nursing home staff and residents

Public health

0271

Topical interventions for recurrent aphthous stomatitis (mouth ulcers)

Oral medicine

0277

Interventions for missing teeth: Denture versus implant-supported prostheses in the edentulous mandible and maxilla
Not yet published.

Operative/prosthodontic

0284

Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries

Public health

0288

Interventions for the treatment of oral and oropharyngeal cancers: immunotherapy

Oral/maxillofacial surgery

0294

Adjunctive surgical procedures for accelerating tooth movement in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment

Orthodontics

0295

Non-surgical interventions for accelerating tooth movement in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment

Orthodontics

0306

Interventions for preventing early childhood caries in pregnant women and mothers of infants up to 12 months old
Not yet published.

Public health

0308

Non-pharmacological methods for managing anxiety in children
Not yet published.

Paediatrics

0309

Interventions for the management of oroantral communications
Not yet published.

Oral/maxillofacial surgery