Cochrane Corner

What is the Cochrane Collaboration?

It is an international, non-profit organization made up of thousands of volunteer researchers, health professionals, and patients in over fifty countries. Cochrane produces and disseminates systematic reviews on the effectiveness of health care interventions. These reviews summarize the available clinical evidence and provide an easy-to-understand "implications for practice" section.

Use Cochrane to Further Enhance Your Dental Hygiene Practice

  • Cochrane Oral Health Group - Cochrane systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials in oral health.
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How does Cochrane disseminate information and reviews?

Cochrane Reviews

Access recent reviews relevant to oral health and dental hygiene practice:


Professional Whitening: Giving your clients the whiter smile they’ve been dreaming of

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In 2014, CDHA partnered with Philips to survey dental hygienists and the public to determine both groups’ perceptions of and experiences with teeth whitening. This White Paper, prepared by Philips, discusses some of the survey findings and provides guidance for assessing clients for whitening.

Dental Hygiene at a Crossroads: Knowledge Creation and Capacity Building in the 21st Century

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This CDHA research document leads the way in building a strong research culture and broadening the knowledge base within the dental hygiene profession. It outlines opportunities for knowledge creation and research capacity building, which will result in the evidence base for high-quality, effective, and efficient dental hygiene services.