Methodological quality of systematic reviews analyzing the use of laser therapy in restorative dentistry

Ref ID 241
First Author J. Salmos
Year Of Publishing 2010
Keywords Dentistry
Low reporting quality
Problem(s) Low reporting or methodological quality (OTHER GUIDANCE)
Number of systematic reviews included 7
Summary of Findings From 7 included systematic reviews of laser therapy in restorative dentistry, 57.1% had major flaws, scoring ≤4 on OQAQ. Systematic review methodological quality was low. The weakest OQAQ areas were: the report of a method to combine the findings to reach a conclusion (item 7); whether this method was appropriated or not (item 8); the conclusions made were not supported by the data (item 9).
Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results? Not Applicable
Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study? Yes