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Cochrane Oral Health Group eNewsletter | January 2012

Cochrane Oral Health Group

Happy New Year!

Managing Editor returns to COHG base
The team are so pleased to have Luisa Fernandez Mauleffinch back in the office after a year away on maternity leave. She is joined by 3 new members of fulltime staff (2 systematic reviewers and a project officer) who will assist the editorial base in delivering priority reviews over the next 18 months.

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Recently published in The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Oral Health Group publishes its reviews, updates and protocols within the Cochrane Library.
The most recent issue of the Cochrane Library is Issue 12, released in December 2011.

Within it, COHG published the following:

New reviews 
- Flossing for the management of periodontal diseases and dental caries in adults
Sambunjak D, Nickerson JW, Poklepovic T, Johnson TM, Imai P, Tugwell P, Worthington HV

- Fluoride supplements (tablets, drops, lozenges or chewing gums) for preventing dental caries in children
Tubert-Jeannin S, Auclair C, Amsallem E, Tramini P, Gerbaud L, Ruffieux C, Schulte AG, Koch MJ, Rège-Walther M, Ismail A

- Interventions for the management of dry mouth: topical therapies
Furness S, Worthington HV, Bryan G, Birchenough S, McMillan R

To find out what has else has recently been published within the Cochrane Library, please click here.

Cochrane Oral Health Group needs YOU!

Are you interested in commenting on and getting involved with oral health issues?
The Oral Health Group is recruiting consumers to form part of a Consumer Panel.
Consumers (or patients) will be asked to comment on reviews produced by the Group.
This will help us to help the public by making our plain language summaries more understandable and ensure they are written clearly and without too much jargon.
Our priority area currently is Orthodontics, the branch of dentistry concerned with the growth and development of the face and jaws and the treatment of irregularities of the teeth.
If you’d like to be involved, contact the Oral Health Group’s Consumer Co-ordinator, Ruth Floate.

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Visit Cochrane Oral Health Group's blog to find out what's new, what we're doing and what we're interested in. Click here to open our blog, and subscribe to stay updated.

If you would like to send any comments, suggestions or a contribution, please contact the COHG Newsletter Editor.


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To read the GA's annual report 2010-11, please click here.
More information can be found in the GA marketing pack, here.
If your organisation would be interested in getting involved, please contact Anne Littlewood for further information.



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We’re also taking this opportunity to remind authors and contributors that there are now a number of online training courses. Visit Cochrane Training for information.



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