Top Ten Cochrane Oral Health Group reviews

The publishers of the Cochrane Library, John Wiley and Sons, have released detailed data on the most cited and downloaded reviews from each Cochrane review group.

The top ten most downloaded reviews for the Cochrane Oral Health Group for 2010 were:

Interventions for preventing oral mucositis for patients with cancer receiving treatment
Manual versus powered toothbrushing for oral health
Fluoride toothpastes of different concentrations for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents
Interventions for treating oral mucositis for patients with cancer receiving treatment
Treatment of periodontal disease for glycaemic control in people with diabetes
Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: dental implants in fresh extraction sockets (immediate, immediate-delayed and delayed implants)
Dental fillings for the treatment of caries in the primary dentition
Antibiotics for the prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis in dentistry
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: different times for loading dental implants

The top ten most cited reviews for the Group for 2010 were:

Interventions for replacing missing teeth: different times for loading dental implants
Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents
Root coverage procedures for the treatment of localised recession-type defects
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: horizontal and vertical bone augmentation techniques for dental implant treatment
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: bone augmentation techniques for dental implant treatment
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: antibiotics at dental implant placement to prevent complications
Antibiotics for the prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis in dentistry
Interventions for the prevention and treatment of herpes simplex virus in patients being treated for cancer
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: 1-versus 2-stage implant placement
Interventions for replacing missing teeth: maintaining and recovering soft tissue health around dental implants

The Graph below shows the progress of the Oral Health Group since 1998, in terms of published reviews, protocols and review updates. There are now 118 published reviews, 61 updates and 78 published protocols as of the Cochrane Library, Issue 11, 2011.