Heading to Vancouver next week for the IADR General Session?
Do you get frustrated seeing oral health organisations working in silos, duplicating work done by others, spending time and money answering questions no-one is asking?
Or learning there is ‘insufficient evidence’ or results are misinterpreted at the same time as good research languishes for years, or even decades, before being put into practice?
If so, meet with other like-minded individuals to hear about and discuss the best ways of working collaboratively to promote priority research, minimise duplication, share resources and data, support implementation, and improve oral health. Please join us at a symposium of the Global Evidence Ecosystem in Oral Health network on Wednesday 19 June at 10.15am (to 11.45 am) in Room 110 of the Vancouver Conference Centre.
We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your ideas for generating new solutions to old problems.
Please also plan to attend our GEEOH Business Meeting on Thursday 20 June at 10.45am (till 12.30pm) in Room 104 of the Vancouver Conference Centre.
Cochrane Oral Health is currently undertaking a priority setting exercise, and we are looking for your feedback on what are the most important questions to answer in taking care of the mouth, teeth and gums. Continue reading
Oral diseases, especially dental caries, affect children worldwide. If unchecked, oral health can deteriorate progressively and adversely impact children’s general well-being. It also has a financial bearing at family and community levels. School dental screening is a public health measure where the oral examination of children is carried out in the school setting, and then parents are informed about the oral condition and treatment needs of their child. The screening aims to identify oral health concerns at an early stage, and prompt parents to seek treatment where required. Continue reading
Cochrane Oral Health’s Co-ordinating Editor Jan Clarkson talks to the Wikipedia Editing Team at Dundee Dental School
Last summer, we blogged about the fantastic project to update articles about dentistry on Wikipedia, led by the students at Dundee Dental School.
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. Continue reading
The Wikipedia editing team at Dundee Dental School
Have you ever looked at information about dentistry or oral health on Wikipedia and wondered about how accurate it is? Continue reading
We are currently undertaking an exercise to prioritise areas of research for the future, and today we’ve launched a survey to find out about your oral health concerns.
The survey is open to everyone, and all feedback is welcome.
Which areas of oral health and dentistry do you think are most important? Issues you might want to think about could include:
- Prevention of tooth decay
- Care of children’s teeth
- Oral hygiene products (toothpastes, mouthrinses, flossing)
- Dentures or dental implants
- Bleeding or inflamed gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Mouth ulcers
- Mouth cancer
- Tooth whitening
- Wisdom teeth removal.
- Facial or jaw pain
Follow the link to take part in our survey, we really want to hear from you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FBTNHMB. The survey will close on 8 August 2014.
To find out more about our prioritization project, see http://ohg.cochrane.org/priority-reviews.
Which strength of fluoride toothpaste is best for children? Cochrane plain language summaries help find the answers
The Cochrane Oral Health Group has launched a new section of its website to make evidence more user-friendly.
Making sense of the evidence for oral health decision making takes topics in dental health and links to the Cochrane plain language summaries of relevant reviews.
The first topic area is tooth decay, or dental caries. Do fluoride varnishes work? What strength of toothpaste should you use on your child’s teeth? Do plastic sealants prevent decay? All these questions and more are answered.
Look out for more topic areas, coming soon!