Cochrane Health Evidence

About Cochrane

Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. As an independent global network of researchers, Cochrane promotes evidence-informed health decision-making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence in human health care and policy. Cochrane works to turn the evidence generated through research into useful information for making everyday decisions about health.

A Cochrane review, also known as a Cochrane systematic review, is a research paper that focuses on a specific health question such as, “Can antibiotics help alleviate the symptoms of a sore throat?” and investigates the available research on the topic to determine whether or not the treatment is effective. The research is gathered and assessed using specific criteria and is then synthesized into one report to present the highest quality evidence.

Resources to enhance dental hygiene practice – useful links to Cochrane evidence

Cochrane Library
Cochrane systematic reviews are published in the Cochrane Library. The Cochrane Library is an online collection of databases that contains up-to-date research on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions.

Abstracts and plain language summaries of all Cochrane Reviews are freely available in English, French and other languages.

Cochrane Oral Health
Cochrane Oral Health produces high-quality priority/relevant systematic reviews in the area of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of oral, dental and craniofacial diseases and disorders.

(Tip: Cochrane Oral Health publishes its reviews, updates and protocols within the Cochrane Library. Visit Cochrane Oral Health for related resources, news and events.)

Cochrane Canada
Cochrane Canada is the Canadian arm of Cochrane. Cochrane Canada is home to one of 18 centres worldwide committed to transforming evidence generated through research into useful information for making everyday decisions about health. CDHA is a proud partner of Cochrane Canada.

Learn more about Cochrane
Cochrane publishes a wealth of material to support and guide health decision making including online learning offering an introduction to health evidence, featured reviews, podcasts, and newsletters. Library training and user guides are also available.

A variety of Cochrane reviews relevant to oral health and dental hygiene practice are linked below

Visit the Cochrane Library to browse and search specific topics from the library’s complete collection of evidence.