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  • Patrick A Fee, Philip Riley, Helen V Worthington, Janet E Clarkson, Dwayne Boyers, Paul V BeirneWhy have a dental check‐up?A dental check‐up helps to keep your mouth healthy and lets your dentist see if you have any dental problems. It allows your dentist to deal with any problems early, or even better, to prevent problems...
    October 15 2020
  • Do measures that aim to reduce aerosol production during dental procedures prevent the transmission of infectious diseases?Kumbargere Nagraj  S, Eachempati  P, Paisi  M, Nasser  M, Sivaramakrishnan  G, Verbeek  JHWhy is this question important?Most dental care procedures create tiny drops...
    October 13 2020
  • Cochrane Oral Health and Cochrane ENT have co-published three new reviews looking at antimicrobial mouthrinses and nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection.COVID‐19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS‐CoV‐2 virus. Most people infected with COVID‐19 develop a mild to moderate respiratory illness, and...
    September 18 2020
  • The 2019 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we can announce that the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.890. This is an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.755.The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated...
    September 1 2020
  • 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

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