The team have been doing excellent work to update Wikipedia with Cochrane evidence. The project has been running since January 2016, led by Dundee graduate Nour Geres.
Some examples of the work the team have done:
- The Wikipedia article on dental extraction now has a section on post-extraction bleeding, with definitions edited and references added to the Cochrane review: Interventions for treating post-extraction bleeding.
- The article on leukoplakia now contains references to the Cochrane review: Interventions for treating oral leukoplakia.
- Dental sealants now contains information from the Cochrane reviews Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnish, and Sealants for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth.
- The article on glass ionomer cements has been updated with references to several Cochrane reviews.
The group are now looking to expand to include students from across the UK, and collaborate internationally. They are currently training other dental schools to set up their own Wikipedia groups, support will be provided. Their aim is to make the dental article on Wikipedia accurate, up-to-date, and evidence-based.
For more information, see this article in Scottish Dental.
If you are interested in getting involved (either as an individual or a group), contact Nour Geres.