New Cochrane Protocols March 2013

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The March issues of the Cochrane Library includes two new protocols relevant to Oral Health.

The first  protocol :-

 Arora A, Foster JP, Gillies D, Moxey AJ, Moody G, Curtis B. Breastfeeding for oral health in preschool children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010416. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010416.

Has the main aim of comparing the rates of dental caries in children who were bottle fed as infants to children who were breastfed up to six months, between 6 and 12 months, or longer.  This protocol is registered with the Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group.

The second protocol is from the Oral Health Group:-

 Dorri M, Dunne SM, Sabbah W, Kiani B. Proximal sealing for managing dental decay in primary and permanent teeth (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010431. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010431.

The main aim of this review is to evaluate the effects of proximal sealing in managing dental decay in primary and permanent dentition in children and adults.

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Derek Richards is the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry, Editor of the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal, Consultant in Dental Public Health with Forth Valley Health Board and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Dundee & Glasgow Dental Schools. He helped to establish both the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry and the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal. He has been involved with teaching EBD and a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994.

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