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 7, released in July 2014. Within it, COHG published:
Surgical techniques for the removal of mandibular wisdom teeth
Coulthard P, Bailey E, Esposito M, Furness S, Renton TF, Worthington HV.
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:
Systemic antibiotics for symptomatic apical periodontitis and acute apical abscess in adults
Cope A, Francis N, Wood F, Mann MK, Chestnutt IG.
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.