Achieving good oral health in children: The importance of a current, relevant and unbiased evidence base in paediatric dentistry

Clarkson, J. E.; Bonetti, D.; Worthington, H.
June 2013
British Dental Journal;6/8/2013, Vol. 214 Issue 11, p583
Academic Journal
The Cochrane Collaboration was founded in 1993 as an international, non-profit and independent organisation dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate and reliable information about healthcare readily available. This paper discusses how the Cochrane Oral Health Group reviews have contributed to the oral health evidence base used in the development of many international and UK dental guidance documents, particularly in the field of paediatric dentistry.


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