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  • BackgroundThe removal of wisdom teeth is a common operation, but it can cause short‐ and long‐term side effects. People may have their wisdom teeth removed if they are causing pain or infection, or if they are damaging other teeth or not breaking through the gum properly. Surgery has a risk of complications. One of the most common is dry socket (...
    July 28 2020
  • The aim of this rapid review was to assess how dental aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) were defined in international dental guidelines and what mitigation procedures were recommended. The review is the work of a collaborative group of researchers and clinicians from a range of UK institutions, including the Scottish Dental Clinical...
    July 27 2020
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure or reduction of dental services across the world. Now, attention is focussed on planning the re-opening and restructuring of dental services.To support decision making, a group led by Professors Jan Clarkson and Craig Ramsay has conducted a rapid review of internationally produced guidance for...
    May 7 2020
  • Hossein Ghaeminia, Marloes EL Nienhuijs, Verena Toedtling, John Perry, Marcia Tummers, Theo JM Hoppenreijs, Wil JM Van der Sanden, Theodorus G MettesReview questionWe carried out this review, through Cochrane Oral Health, to find out whether impacted wisdom teeth in teenagers or adults should be removed if...
    May 5 2020
  • Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff (Review)During epidemics/pandemics of highly infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, healthcare workers (HCW) are at greater risk of infection than the general population.  Personal protective equipment (PPE)...
    April 17 2020
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) discovered in 2019, and not previously identified in humans. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.For authoritative information about...
    April 2 2020
  • 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

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