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Cochrane Oral Health Group


Cochrane Oral Health 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 Cochrane: an international non-profit and independent organisation, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care.

The Cochrane OHG's 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 online.

In July 2015 (Issue 7), the Cochrane OHG published:
New protocol
Interventions for treating oro-antral communications and fistula due to dental procedures
Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S, Prashanti E, Sumanth KN, Naresh S, Moe S, Aggarwal H, Mathew RJ

In June 2015 (Issue 6), the Cochrane OHG published:
New reviews
- Surgical adjunctive procedures for accelerating orthodontic treatment
Fleming PS, Fedorowicz Z, Johal A, El-Angbawi A, Pandis N
- Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries
Iheozor-Ejiofor Z, Worthington HV, Walsh T, O'Malley L, Clarkson JE, Macey R, Alam R, Tugwell P, Welch V, Glenny A-M
Updated review
Fluoride gels for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents
Marinho VCC, Worthington HV, Walsh T, Chong LY
New protocol
Adjunctive antimicrobial photodynamic therapy for treating periodontal and peri-implant diseases
Jervøe-Storm P-M, Jepsen S, Worthington HV, Needleman I, Eberhard J

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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: Mon 27th Jul 2015 15:51:14 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.