Intervention Protocol

Community-based, population level interventions for promoting child oral health

  1. Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski1,2,*,
  2. Lauren Prosser2,
  3. Shalika Hegde2,
  4. Mark G Gussy3,
  5. Hanny Calache2,
  6. Rachel Boak1,
  7. Mona Nasser4,
  8. Lauren Carpenter1,2,
  9. Suyan Barrow5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Public Health Group

Published Online: 16 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009837

How to Cite

de Silva-Sanigorski A, Prosser L, Hegde S, Gussy MG, Calache H, Boak R, Nasser M, Carpenter L, Barrow S. Community-based, population level interventions for promoting child oral health (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009837. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009837.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Melbourne, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, The McCaughey Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Dental Health Services Victoria, Carlton, Australia

  3. 3

    La Trobe University, School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Plymouth, Peninsula Dental School, Plymouth, UK

  5. 5

    The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Dental School, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

*Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski,

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 16 MAY 2012




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary research objective

To determine the effectiveness of community-based population-level oral health promotion interventions to prevent dental caries and periodontal disease in children. 

Secondary research objectives

  1. To determine the most effective types of interventions (environmental, social, community, multi-component) and guiding theoretical frameworks.
  2. To determine interventions that reduce inequity in oral health outcomes.
  3. To examine the influence of context in the design, delivery, and outcomes of the interventions.
  4. To provide recommendations for population and community-level interventions.