New Oral Health Group publications in Issue 6 of the Cochrane Library for 2013


c. Frank Galliard of Radiopaedia

The latest issue of the Cochrane Library has been published and features one updated review, one new review and two new protocols from the Cochrane Oral Health Group. Follow the links to read more!

Updated review: Interventions for the management of mandibular fractures
by Mona Nasser, Nikolaos Pandis, Padhraig S Fleming, Zbys Fedorowicz, Edward Ellis and Kamran Ali

This is an updated Cochrane review, featuring a new literature search. The aim was to find out the most effective treatment for fractures of the lower jaw, and the best way to align and stabilize the fracture. 12 studies with a total of 689 participants were included. The quality of the evidence was poor, and the review recommends that further research is conducted.

New review: Interventions for the restorative care of amelogenesis imperfecta in children and adolescents
by Mayssoon Dashash, C Albert Yeung, Issam Jamous and Anthony Blinkhorn

Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a tooth development disorder in which the teeth are covered with thin, abnormally formed enamel. The aim of this review was to compare the success rates of different restorative materials and techniques used in patients with the condition. However, no clinical trials were found which met the inclusion criteria of the review.

New protocol: Adjunctive surgical procedures for accelerating tooth movement in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment
by Padhraig S Fleming, Nikolaos Pandis, Ama Johal, Ahmed El-Angbawi and Zbys Fedorowicz

This is a protocol for a new review which will assess the effects of surgically accelerated orthodontics on the duration and outcome of orthodontic treatment.

New protocol: Topical herbal interventions for gingivitis
by Matthew J Leach and Lisa Thoms

A protocol for a new systematic review which will evaluate the safety and efficacy of topical herbal interventions for the prevention or treatment (or both) of gingivitis.

Other highlights of Issue 6 include:

There are also three new editorials: