Paucity of high-quality evaluations of the relative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of dental auxiliaries


This new Cochrane review looks at studies assessing the effectiveness, costs and cost effectiveness of dental auxiliaries in providing care traditionally provided by dentists. Only 5 studies, the majority conducted more than 20 years ago could be included so no firm conclusions can be made.

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Evidence for the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of dental auxiliaries in improving oral health outcomes limited

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Access to oral health care is difficult in many parts of the world.  One way of improving this is by delegating tasks traditionally undertaken by dentists to other members of the dental team.  The question addressed by this review by Wright et al was: – In populations where non-dentists conduct diagnostic, treatment planning, and/or irreversible/surgical [read the full story…]

New Cochrane Protocols for September 2012

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There are three new Cochrane review protocols on the September  issue of the Cochrane Library. Chi CC, Wang SH, Peters MC, Kanjirath PP, Delamere FM, Wojnarowska F. Interventions for prevention of herpes simplex labialis (cold sores on the lips). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010095. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010095. The main aim [read the full story…]