New Cochrane Protocols February 2012

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The February issue of the Cochrane Library sees the publication of two new oral health protocols. It will be a little while before the reviews are published. However people for are working in these areas may be interested to know that these reviews are underway.

The full text of each protocol is available from the Cochrane Library.


Poggio CE, Ercoli C, Monaco C, Esposito M. Metal-free materials for fixed prosthodontic restorations (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009606. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009606.

 The aim of this review is to assess the effects of metal-free materials for prosthodontic restorations compared to metal-ceramic or other conventional all-metal materials.

Bryan G, Furness S, Birchenough S, McMillan R, Worthington HV. Interventions for the management of dry mouth: non-pharmacological interventions (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009603. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009603.

 The aim of this review is to identify whether non-pharmacological interventions administered to stimulate saliva production are effective for the relief of dry mouth




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Derek Richards

Derek Richards
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. In 2013 the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry moved to the Dental Health Services Research Unit in Dundee. Derek has been involved with teaching EBD and a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994.

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