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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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Cochrane 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.

COHG 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 8, released in August 2014. Within it, COHG published:

New review
- Periodontal therapy for the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic periodontitis
Li C, Lv Z, Shi Z, Zhu Y, Wu Y, Li L, Iheozor-Ejiofor Z

Updated reviews - Conclusions Changed
- Orthodontic treatment for posterior crossbites
Agostino P, Ugolini A, Signori A, Silvestrini-Biavati A, Harrison JE, Riley P
- Pulp treatment for extensive decay in primary teeth
Smaïl-Faugeron V, Courson F, Durieux P, Muller-Bolla M, Glenny A-M, Fron Chabouis H
- Reinforcement of anchorage during orthodontic brace treatment with implants or other surgical methods
Jambi S, Walsh T, Sandler J, Benson PE, Skeggs RM, O'Brien KD

In Issue 7, released in July 2014, COHG published:

New reviews
Surgical techniques for the removal of mandibular wisdom teeth
Coulthard P, Bailey E, Esposito M, Furness S, Renton TF, Worthington HV.

Updated review
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: different types of dental implants
Esposito M, Ardebili Y, Worthington HV.

In Issue 6, released in June 2014, COHG published:

New review
Systemic antibiotics for symptomatic apical periodontitis and acute apical abscess in adults
Cope A, Francis N, Wood F, Mann MK, Chestnutt IG.

Updated review
Powered versus manual toothbrushing for oral health
Yaacob M, Worthington HV, Deacon SA, Deery C, Walmsley AD, Robinson PG, Glenny A-M.

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The 2013 Impact Factor for the CDSR is 5.939, consequently, the CDSR is now ranked 10 of the 150 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category, and 6 for number of citations.

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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Page last updated: Tue 9th Sep 2014 11:13:40 CEST

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.