Systematic Reviews Archive

2016 systematic review points to increase in tooth decay rates after cessation of water fluoridation

2016 systematic review points to increase in tooth decay rates after cessation of water fluoridation

A recent systematic review of the dental health effects of cessation of water fluoridation (1) has concluded that...

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International group of experts points to contemporary evidence of fluoridation’s dental benefits

International group of experts points to contemporary evidence of fluoridation’s dental benefits

Writing in the British Dental Journal, experts from the United States, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Israel, Australia...

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Australian NHMRC Evidence Evaluation (2016)

Australian NHMRC Evidence Evaluation (2016)

The Evidence Evaluation considered the 2015 Cochrane Review, but also 25 additional studies from 2006 to 2015 that...

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Cochrane Oral Health Group systematic review (2015)

Cochrane Oral Health Group systematic review (2015)

The results of a systematic review by the Cochrane Oral Health Group (COHG) June 2015, indicates “water fluoridation...

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Australian National Health and Medical  Research Council systematic review (2007)

Australian National Health and Medical Research Council systematic review (2007)

A systematic review published by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in 2007...

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Truman et al systematic review (2002)

Truman et al systematic review (2002)

In 2002, a US Task Force on Community Preventive Services published the findings of its systematic review of 21...

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University of York systematic review (2000)

University of York systematic review (2000)

Since 2000, seven systematic reviews of the available scientific evidence on the benefits of water fluoridation have...

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US systematic review of the benefits of water fluoridation for adults (2007)

US systematic review of the benefits of water fluoridation for adults (2007)

In 2007, a US research team led by Dr Susan Griffiths from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention completed...

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Expert Report Archive

Analysis of post-1990 studies: Effectiveness of water fluoridation in caries prevention, Rugg-Gunn and Do, 2012

Analysis of post-1990 studies: Effectiveness of water fluoridation in caries prevention, Rugg-Gunn and Do, 2012

Rugg-Gunn and Loc Do (2012) analysed 59 studies published between 1990 and 2010 and found that, on average...

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Fifty years of water fluoridation in Birmingham, 2014

Fifty years of water fluoridation in Birmingham, 2014

In the early 1960s tooth decay was rampant among Birmingham children.

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Fluoridation monitoring report: Public Health England, 2014

Fluoridation monitoring report: Public Health England, 2014

A Public Health England analysis (2014) of studies of 5 and 12-year old children’s teeth across England found lower...

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Medical Research Council report

Medical Research Council report

This MRC analysis (2000) looked at a wider range of studies than those covered in the York systematic review...

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Public Health England report

Public Health England report

A Public Health England analysis (2014) of studies of 5 and 12-year old children’s teeth across England found lower...

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Studies of Interest Archive

Israeli study shows significant narrowing of dental health inequalities in fluoridated Haifa

Israeli study shows significant narrowing of dental health inequalities in fluoridated Haifa

Twelve year old Israeli children who live in the fluoridated city of Haifa have, on average, less tooth decay than...

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Australian study shows dental benefits for adults who have lived most of their lives in fluoridated areas

Australian study shows dental benefits for adults who have lived most of their lives in fluoridated areas

An Australian study published in March 2013 has confirmed the benefits of water fluoridation for adults, showing...

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Hospital extraction rates for dental decay, a two-region study, Elmer et al, 2014

Hospital extraction rates for dental decay, a two-region study, Elmer et al, 2014

An alternative marker for the effectiveness of water fluoridation: hospital extraction rates for dental decay, a...

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Lifetime fluoridation exposure on dental caries of younger rural adults

Lifetime fluoridation exposure on dental caries of younger rural adults

The effect of lifetime fluoridation exposure on dental caries experience of younger rural adults, Crocombe et al...

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Australian study of new fluoridation scheme confirms significant dental benefits

Australian study of new fluoridation scheme confirms significant dental benefits

A study in New South Wales, Australia, has shown significant benefits from the introduction of water fluoridation in...

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Study of 11 to 13-year olds in Newcastle and Manchester

Study of 11 to 13-year olds in Newcastle and Manchester

The dental benefits of fluoridation have been confirmed yet again by a new study comparing children aged 11 to 13...

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Australian study of dental benefits for adults

Australian study of dental benefits for adults

A study by Slade et al (2013) confirmed the benefits of water fluoridation for adults, showing reductions in tooth...

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West Midlands v North West study of tooth extractions under a GA

West Midlands v North West study of tooth extractions under a GA

A study by Elmer et al (2013) found a seven times higher rate of tooth extractions under a general anaesthetic among...

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Newcastle v Manchester study

Newcastle v Manchester study

Using both clinical examinations and digital photography, McGrady et al (2012) found lower levels of early and...

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