A new Cochrane protocol has just been published by the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group.
With increasing emphasis on the links between general an oral health the adoption of a common risk factor approach is being encouraged. The underlying principle being that general health promotion in dental health-care favours the control of many social and behavioural risk factors and has more of an impact on a large number of diseases than disease-specific approaches.
The overall aim of the review is to assess the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing general health promotion practices by any dental healthcare provider in dental healthcare settings.
Kengne Talla P, Gagnon MP, Dupéré S, Bedos C, Légaré F, Dawson AB. Interventions for increasing health promotion practices in dental healthcare settings (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010955. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010955.
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