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 52 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 5, released in May 2013. Within it, COHG published the following:
- Primary school-based behavioural interventions for preventing caries
Cooper AM, O'Malley LA, Elison SN, Armstrong R, Burnside G, Adair P, Dugdill L, Pine C.
- Dental cavity liners for Class I and Class II resin-based composite restorations
Schenkel AB, Peltz I, Veitz-Keenan A.
- Oral health educational interventions for nursing home staff and residents
Albrecht (nee Bunge) M, Kupfer R, Reissmann D, Haastert B, Mühlhauser I, Köpke S.
- Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health
Riley P, Lamont T.
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The 2011 Impact Factor for the CDSR is 5.912, consequently, the CDSR is now ranked in the top 10 of the 155 in the Medicine, General & Internal category. The number of citations received by the CDSR in the Impact Factor year increased by 10.6% from 6978 to 7721.
Activities of the Group are co-ordinated by its Editorial Base, located within the School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.