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Fluoride varnishes for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents

  1. Valeria CC Marinho1,
  2. Helen V Worthington2,*,
  3. Tanya Walsh3,
  4. Jan E Clarkson4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 11 JUL 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002279.pub2


How to Cite

Marinho VCC, Worthington HV, Walsh T, Clarkson JE. Fluoride varnishes for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD002279. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002279.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Mary University of London, Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

  2. 2

    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Cochrane Oral Health Group, Manchester, UK

  3. 3

    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

  4. 4

    University of Dundee, Dental Health Services Research Unit, Dundee, Scotland, UK

*Helen V Worthington, Cochrane Oral Health Group, School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Coupland III Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. helen.worthington@manchester.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 11 JUL 2013

SEARCH

[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram from 2013 search
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included trials
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 1 D(M)FS increment (prevented fraction - nearest to 3 years (13 trials)).
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 2 D(M)FT increment (prevented fraction - nearest to 3 years (5 trials)).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 3 d(e/m)fs increment (prevented fraction - nearest to 3 years (10 trials)).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 4 d(e/m)fs increment (prevented fraction - 2 years (incomplete data)).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 5 d(e/m)ft increment (prevented fraction - nearest to 3 years (2 trials)).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 6 d(e/m)ft increment (prevented fraction - 2 years (incomplete data)).
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 7 Developing one or more new caries (D(M)FT, 5 trials).
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo/no treatment, Outcome 8 Developing one or more new caries (d(e/m)ft, 5 trials).