Intervention Protocol

Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries

  1. Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor1,
  2. Lucy A O'Malley2,
  3. Anne-Marie Glenny1,*,
  4. Richard Macey2,
  5. Rahul Alam3,
  6. Peter Tugwell4,
  7. Tanya Walsh2,
  8. Vivian Welch5,
  9. Helen V Worthington1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 9 DEC 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010856


How to Cite

Iheozor-Ejiofor Z, O'Malley LA, Glenny AM, Macey R, Alam R, Tugwell P, Walsh T, Welch V, Worthington HV. Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010856. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010856.

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    The University of Manchester, Institute of Population Health, Centre for Primary Care, Manchester, UK

  4. 4

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Department of Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  5. 5

    University of Ottawa, Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

*Anne-Marie Glenny, Cochrane Oral Health Group, School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Coupland 3 Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. a.glenny@manchester.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 9 DEC 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

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

  1. To evaluate the effects of water fluoridation (artificial or natural) for the prevention of dental caries.
  2. To evaluate the effects of water fluoridation (artificial or natural) on dental fluorosis.

The original systematic review (McDonagh 2000) included five objectives. For the purposes of the current review, the original objectives 1 to 3 will be covered by objective 1 (above). The fourth objective will be covered by objective 2 (above) and the fifth objective which explored the differential effects of natural and artificial fluoridation is not covered in the current review.