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The Cochrane Oral Health Review Group comprises an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials in oral health. Oral health is broadly conceived to include the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of oral, dental and craniofacial diseases and disorders.

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The Oral Health Group is one of 53 review groups around the world belonging to The Cochrane Collaboration: an international non-profit and independent organisation, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care.

Oral Health Group reviews and protocols are published on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on The Cochrane Library, a regularly updated collection of evidence-based healthcare databases available on DVD-ROM and on the Internet.

The most recent issue of The Cochrane Library was Issue 3, released in March 2014. Within it, COHG published:

New review
- Direct composite resin fillings versus amalgam fillings for permanent or adult posterior teeth
Rasines Alcaraz MG, Veitz-Keenan A, Sahrmann P, Schmidlin PR, Davis D, Iheozor-Ejiofor Z
Amended review
- Orthodontic treatment for prominent upper front teeth (Class II malocclusion) in children
Thiruvenkatachari B, Harrison JE, Worthington HV, O'Brien KD
New protocols
- Interventions for increasing acceptance of local anaesthetic in children having dental treatment
Monteiro J, Tanday A, Ashley PF, Parekh S, Petrie A
- Interventions for the management of oral ulcers in Behçet's disease
Taylor J, Brocklehurst P, Walsh T, Riley P, Glenny A-M, Gorodkin R, Pemberton MN

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The 2012 Impact Factor for the CDSR is 5.785, consequently, the CDSR is now ranked 12 of the 155 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category.

Activities of the Group are co-ordinated by its Editorial Base, located within the School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

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COHG Global Alliance contributors

The following organisations have generously provided funding for the Cochrane Oral Health Group Global Alliance to enable COHG to deliver important/priority reviews in a timelier manner by increasing methodological capacity at the editorial base:

British Orthodontic Society, UK
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
New York University, USA
British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, UK
National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, USA
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Canada
British Society of Periodontology, UK
British Association of Oral Surgeons, UK
Mayo Clinic, USA
British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, UK

We are immensely grateful to them for their contributions.