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Mapping of Systematic Review Pertaining to Pediatric Dentistry in Cochrane Library
1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Christian Dental College, Ludhiana CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2Christian Dental College, Ludhiana CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2023; 9(1): 1-6 DOI: 10.14744/JPD.2022.7_130
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The objective of the study is to identify all the systematic reviews of pediatric dentistry and oral health in the Cochrane database and highlight knowledge and knowledge gaps in various areas of pediatric dentistry. A systematic search was conducted in the Cochrane database by browsing the review by topic. Out of 2680 Cochrane reviews on child health, 91 reviews on child health and dentistry were included. These 91 reviews were thoroughly assessed, and details were documented in an Excel sheet. The number of research has substantially increased over the year from 2002 to 2020. The most researched area was “Dental Caries,” involving 38 reviews, and the highest number of researches was 62, which were carried out in the UK. A total of 9 articles were withdrawn, and 5 were empty reviews. There still exists a knowledge gap in many areas of pediatric dentistry, which needs good quality research to be conducted to bridge the gap.