Core Outcome Sets And Dental Patient Reported Outcomes

Thomas Lamont (Lead / Corresponding author), Janet Clarkson

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In clinical research, outcomes are the results or ‘endpoints’ that are measured to assess whether clinical interventions have been successful or whether one treatment works better than another. There are a vast number of outcomes that have been reported in dental trials; the number, diversity and questionable relevance of these outcomes can lead to research wastage. Ultimately, this can lead to uncertainty for patients and dental professionals as to the most effective prevention and treatment options available as the evidence available may not use outcomes important to them. This article introduces the reader to core outcome sets (COS), covering the background to this area of research; their purpose and role; as well as the methodology of development. The authors reflect on their experience of leading the development of a core outcome set for periodontal trials and we highlight other dental COSs already developed and their inclusion of dental Patient Reported Outcomes (dPROs).

Original languageEnglish
Article number101659
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
Issue number1
Early online date5 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2022


  • Consensus
  • Core outcome sets
  • Dental patient reported outcome measures
  • Dental patient reported outcomes
  • Patient and public involvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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