New titles for the Cochrane Oral Health Group – December 2011

The Cochrane Oral Health Group met for their December Editorial Meeting and agreed to register the following two titles:

Systemic antibiotics for apical periodontitis and localised apical abscess
This review is being undertaken by a team based in Cardiff, Wales. The objective is to provide reliable evidence regarding the effects of prescribing systemic antibiotics for acute apical periodontitis and localised apical abscess in adults.

Hypnosis for alleviation of anxiety in adults undergoing dental treatment
The team leading this review are based at the Universities of Manchester and Leeds in the UK. The review will look at the effectiveness of hypnosis (with or without conscious sedation or general anaesthesia) in reducing dental anxiety.

The Oral Health Group looks forward to publishing both protocols in the near future.