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  • The 4th Annual Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools took place on the 7th of March 2020 at the University of Dundee with over 90 student delegates and staff attending from the Universities of Dundee, Glasgow, Queen’s Belfast and Aberdeen, and the International Medical University in Malaysia. The Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools has...
    March 26 2020
  • Giovanni Lodi, Maddalena Manfredi, Valeria Mercadante, Ruth Murphy, Marco Carrozzo Review question Are corticosteroids effective and safe for the treatment of oral lichen planus that is causing pain?Background Oral lichen planus is a common condition that can cause long‐term, painful areas on the lining of the mouth. Usual treatment...
    March 5 2020
  • Joana Monteiro, Ajit Tanday, Paul F. Ashley, Susan Parekh, Hamdan AlamriReview questionWith this Cochrane Review we tried to find out the best way to get children to accept receiving an injection of local anaesthetic during dental treatment.BackgroundIt is important that children and adolescents receive dental treatment without pain so they have...
    March 3 2020
  • Professor Helen Worthington has stepped down as Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Oral Health. Helen has been joint co-ordinating editor of the Group since 1997, bringing Cochrane Oral Health to Manchester with Professor Bill Shaw. Helen plans to retire from academic life in 2020, and she will be much missed by her friends and colleagues both in...
    January 14 2020
  • Wei Liu, Yubin Cao, Li Dong, Ye Zhu, Yafei Wu, Zongkai Lv, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Chunjie LiReview questionThe main question addressed by this review was whether treatments for chronic periodontitis (gum inflammation) can prevent or manage cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) diseases.BackgroundChronic periodontitis...
    January 8 2020
  • Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj, Prashanti Eachempati, Eswara Uma, Vijendra Pal Singh, Noorliza Mastura Ismail, Eby VargheseReview questionWith this Cochrane Review we tried to find out the best way to control bad breath, also called halitosis, due to a disease within the mouth in adults.BackgroundBad breath or halitosis is caused by too much bacteria...
    December 11 2019
  • Mohamed El‐Rabbany, Michael Duchnay, Hamid Reza Raziee, Maria Zych, Howard Tenenbaum, Prakeshkumar S Shah, Amir AzarpazhoohReview questionWith this Cochrane Review we tried to find out the best way to prevent the death and exposure of bone in the jaws of people who have had radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. This is a condition called...
    November 26 2019
  • Elisha Riggs, Nicky Kilpatrick, Linda Slack‐Smith, Barbara Chadwick, Jane Yelland, M.S. MurthuQuestionDoes providing pregnant women, new mothers and other primary caregivers of children in the first year of life with preventive dental care (other than fluorides) and information about healthy child diet and feeding practices...
    November 21 2019
  • Philip E. Benson, Nicola Parkin, Fiona Dyer, Declan T. Millett, Peter GermainReview questionUgly white or brown marks sometimes appear on the teeth during treatment with braces to straighten teeth. These are due to early tooth decay and usually occur with fixed, glued‐on 'train track', braces, which make it more difficult to clean the teeth.We...
    November 20 2019
  • Prashanti Eachempati, Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj, Salian Kiran Kumar Krishanappa, Renjith P George, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe, Laxminarayan KaranthReview questionWith this Cochrane Review we tried to find out the best way to manage gagging in people having dental treatment.BackgroundThe gag reflex is a normal process to protect the throat and airway from...
    November 14 2019

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