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  • Honglin Li, Zhiyong Guo, Chunjie Li, Xiangyu Ma, Yan Wang, Xuedong Zhou, Trevor M. Johnson, Dingming HuangKey messages- Due to a lack of robust evidence, the benefits and risks of different materials used for retrograde filling in root canal therapy are unclear.- The evidence is not robust enough to determine which material is best to use in...
    October 13 2021
  • In August 2021 we learned that National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding to Cochrane Review Groups will cease in March 2023. We are grateful to have benefitted from many years of stable funding from the UK’s NIHR to support Cochrane Oral Health. However, we are also saddened that the huge number of people who are part of our group...
    September 30 2021
  • Helen V Worthington, Sara Khangura, Kelsey Seal, Monika Mierzwinski-Urban, Analia Veitz-Keenan, Philipp Sahrmann, Patrick Roger Schmidlin, Dell Davis, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, María Graciela Rasines AlcarazReview questionThis review, carried out within Cochrane Oral Health, describes the effects of tooth‐coloured (composite resin) fillings...
    August 18 2021
  • Tanya Walsh, Richard Macey, Alexander R. Kerr, Mark W. Lingen, Graham R. Ogden, Saman WarnakulasuriyaWhy is it important to improve the detection of oral cancer?Persistent abnormal patches or sores in the mouth may represent mouth cancer or oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs). OPMDs can sometimes turn into mouth cancer, but if identified...
    July 21 2021
  • Falk Schwendicke, Tanya Walsh, Thomas Lamont, Waraf Al-yaseen, Lars Bjørndal, Janet E Clarkson, Margherita Fontana, Jesus Gomez Rossi, Gerd Göstemeyer, Colin Levey, Anne Müller, David Ricketts, Mark Robertson, Ruth M Santamaria, Nicola PT InnesKey messagesFor decayed baby (primary) teeth, putting an off‐the‐shelf metal crown over the tooth or only...
    July 20 2021
  • Mina Mahdian, Soodabeh Behboodi, Yumi Ogata, Zuhair S NattoKey messages‐ Lasers may slightly reduce pain after 24 hours. They may reduce pain beyond 24 hours but the evidence is very uncertain.‐ Lasers do not appear to cause adverse (unwanted) effects.‐ We need future studies to strengthen the evidence and investigate the impact of laser treatment...
    July 15 2021
  • Richard Macey, Tanya Walsh, Philip Riley, Anne-Marie Glenny, Helen V Worthington, Lucy O'Malley, Janet E Clarkson, David RickettsVisual or visual‐tactile examination for the diagnosis of dental cariesWhy is it important to improve the detection of dental caries (tooth decay)?Dentists often aim to identify tooth decay that has already advanced to a...
    June 15 2021
  • Cheng Miao, Xiaoyu Yang, May CM Wong, Jing Zou, Xuedong Zhou, Chunjie Li, Yan WangKey messages‐ When a rubber dam is used to isolate teeth instead of cotton rolls, tooth repairs may be more likely to remain in place and be in good condition after six months.‐ We need to conduct more studies in this area, to strengthen the evidence. These studies...
    May 18 2021
  • Momen A Atieh, Nabeel HM Alsabeeha, Alan GT Payne, Sara Ali, Clovis M Faggion Jr, Marco EspositoWhy is this question important?Tooth extraction is a common procedure that can be used for example to:- remove damaged or diseased teeth;- remove teeth that are in the wrong place; or- make room for other teeth.After a tooth extraction, the part of the...
    April 22 2021
  • Richard Macey, Tanya Walsh, Philip Riley, Anne-Marie Glenny, Helen V Worthington, Janet E Clarkson, David RickettsWhy is it important to improve dental caries (tooth decay) detection?Dentists often aim to identify tooth decay that has already advanced to a level which needs a filling. If dentists were able to find tooth decay when it has only...
    March 16 2021

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