Full‐mouth treatment modalities (within 24 hours) for periodontitis in adults
Pia-Merete Jervøe-Storm, Jörg Eberhard, Ian Needleman, Helen V. Worthington, Søren JepsenBackgroundLong‐lasting gum disease (periodontitis) is a common chronic inflammatory disease that causes damage to soft tissues (gums) and bone around teeth, and can result in tooth loss. Non‐surgical treatments are used to stop and control the disease. These are based on 'subgingival instrumentation', that is, the mechanical removal of bacteria below the gums from the infected root surfaces of the teeth.
Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing bacterial endocarditis following dental procedures
Samantha J. Rutherford, Anne-Marie Glenny, Graham Roberts, Lee Hooper, Helen V. WorthingtonReview questionThis Cochrane Review aimed to find out whether people with increased risk of bacterial endocarditis (a severe infection or inflammation of the lining of the heart chambers that can be fatal) should be given antibiotics routinely before invasive dental procedures to reduce the incidence of endocarditis, the number of deaths, and the amount of serious illness this group of people experiences.Background
Treatment of periodontal disease for glycaemic control in people with diabetes
Terry C. Simpson, Janet E. Clarkson, Helen V. Worthington, Laura MacDonald, Jo C. Weldon, Ian Needleman, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Sarah H. Wild, Ambrina Qureshi, Andrew Walker, Veena A. Patel, Dwayne Boyers, Joshua TwiggDoes treatment for gum disease help people with diabetes control blood sugar levels?Review question
Sealants for preventing decay in primary teeth
Priyadarshini Ramamurthy, Avita Rath, Preena Sidhu, Bennete Fernandes, Sowmya Nettem, Patrick A. Fee, Carlos Zaror, Tanya WalshReview questionCan putting sealants over the biting surfaces of baby teeth in the back of the mouth prevent tooth decay forming in them?Background
Orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth in children
Sarah Turner, Jayne E. Harrison, Fyeza N.J. Sharif, Darren Owens, Declan T. MillettWhat are crowded teeth?
Interventions for promoting the eruption of palatally displaced permanent canine teeth, without the need for surgical exposure, in children aged 9 to 14 years
Philip E Benson, Amarpreet Atwal, Farhan Bazargani, Nicola Parkin, Bikram ThindWhat is the health problem?
Orthodontic treatment for posterior crossbites
Alessandro Ugolini, Paola Agostino, Armando Silvestrini-Biavati, Jayne E. Harrison, Klaus B.S.L. Batista Key messagesOrthodontic treatment with quad‐helix (fixed) or expansion plates (removable) is effective for correcting posterior crossbite in children. Quad‐helix is probably even more effective than expansion plates. For adolescents, there is probably no difference between Hyrax and Haas for posterior crossbite correction.What is the problem?
Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer: chemotherapy
Ambika Parmar, Michaelina Macluskey, Niall Mc Goldrick, David I. Conway, Anne-Marie Glenny, Janet E. Clarkson, Helen V. Worthington, Kelvin K.W. ChanWhat is the problem?
Clinical assessment for the detection of oral cavity cancer and potentially malignant disorders in apparently healthy adults
Tanya Walsh, Saman Warnakulasuriya, Mark W. Lingen, Alexander R. Kerr, Graham R. Ogden, Anne-Marie Glenny, Richard MaceyKey messages
Cochrane Oral Health Impact Factor reaches highest level yet!
The 2020 Impact Factors for both the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Oral Health have been released by Clarivate Analytics and Cochrane's publisher, Wiley. The 2020 Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 9.289, which is generated from a calculation that involves dividing the number of citations received in 2020 to reviews published between 2018 and 2019 (11,305) by the number of reviews published in 2018 and 2019 (1,217).