New titles registered at the Cochrane Oral Health Group

After the Cochrane Oral Health Group Editorial Meeting, a total of EIGHT new titles were registered. It has been a bumper month!

Approximal sealing for managing dental decay in primary and permanent dentition
by Mojtaba Dorri, Wael Sabbah, Bahar Kiani

This new review is from a team based in London, Portland (USA) and Mashhad (Iran). It will assess  the effectiveness of different methods and materials used for sealing approximal surfaces in order to manage dental decay.

Dental cavity liners for Class I and Class II resin-based composite restorations
by Andrew B. Schenkel, Ivy Peltz and Analia Veitz-Keenan

This team, based at New York University, will look at whether there is any benefit in placing dental cavity liners in resin-based composite restorations, considering any type of liner (to include calcium hydroxide, glass ionomer, flowable composite, zinc phosphate cement and zinc eugenol cement).

Maxillary distraction osteogenesis versus orthognathic surgery in cleft lip and palate patients
by Dmitrios Kloukos, Piotr Fudalej, Patrick Sequeira and Christos Katsaros

There are two widely used types of surgical reconstruction for cleft lip and palate patients: maxillary distraction osteogenesis and orthognathic surgery. This review will compare the two. The team is based at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Prevention and treatment of oral candidiasis in edentulous patients
by Analia Veitz-Keenan, Silvia Spivakovsky, Leila Jahangiri, Winnie Furnari

Is any one treatment better than another in preventing and treating oral candidiasis in edentulous patients? This review, from a team based at New York University, will look at this question.

We look forward to receiving the protocols of these new systematic reviews.

In addition to these four titles, another four have been registered as part of a grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Led by Dr. Anne-Marie Glenny, the project to update five systematic reviews is now underway. Joining Anne-Marie on the review team will be Ashwini Sreekanta, Dr. Tanya Walsh and Professor Helen Worthington. They will be working on:

  • School-based and school-linked fissure sealant delivery programs for the prevention of dental caries
  • Community wide fissure sealant promotion programs
  • Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries
  • Population based interventions for the prevention of sports-related craniofacial injuries