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Dr Valeria Marinho, BDS, MSc, PhD

Valeria

Senior Lecturer

Email: v.c.c.marinho@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 8671
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry

Profile

Valeria Marinho joined the Centre for Adult Oral Health at QMUL in April 2005. Previously she has worked at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (University College London) as a lecturer, and for both the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine (King's College London) and the Oral Health Specialist Library (National Library for Health – NHS), following a training fellowship and Diploma in Systematic Reviews Methodology at the Institute of Child Health (UCL) in 1998. She obtained her MSc in Dental Public Health in 1993, and her PhD in 2003, both also from University College London. As part of her PhD, she has conducted and published a series of Cochrane systematic reviews on topical fluorides for caries prevention, of impact on national and international level.

Valeria is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences (CDOS) at QMUL, an editor of the Cochrane Oral Health Group, and chair of the selection panel committee for The Cochrane Collaboration Aubrey Sheiham Public Health and Primary Care Scholarship. She is also an editorial board member for BMC Oral Health, acts as a commentator for the Evidence-Based Dentistry Journal and as a peer reviewer for Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology and various other Journals.

Valeria lectures both nationally and internationally on systematic reviews, evidence-based effectiveness of fluorides and evidence-based practice, and she teaches postgraduate and undergraduate students in these areas.

Research

Research Interests:

Valeria is the lead review author of a series of Cochrane systematic reviews on topical fluorides for caries prevention, of impact on national and international level. In this area, she is also involved in the production and publication of new systematic reviews in a collaborative work with the Cochrane Oral Heath Group. The research, published since 2002, is high quality scientific evidence to support EBD clinical guidelines and public health practice and policy on the appropriate use of fluorides, and has prompted important methodological advances in the field of systematic reviews methodology.

Valeria's main research interests are in evidence synthesis, systematic reviews methodology, information retrieval and critical appraisal of research, with particular applications in dental health, public health, and evidence based health care. In these areas, she has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and, with postgraduate students in the Centre, she is responsible for supervising several projects.

Publications

Key Publications

Froud R, Eldridge S, Ordaz KD, Marinho VCC, Donner A. Quality of cluster randomised controlled trials in oral health: a systematic review of reports published between 2005 and 2009. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2012; 40 (Suppl. 1): 3-14.

Zero DT, Marinho VC, Phantumvanit P. Effective Use of Self-care Fluoride Administration in Asia. Adv Dent Res. 2012; Feb;24(1):16-21.

Sheiham A, Alexander D, Cohen L, Marinho V, Moysés S, Petersen PE, Spencer J, Watt RG, Weyant R. Global oral health inequalities: task group--implementation and delivery of oral health strategies. Adv Dent Res. 2011 May;23(2):259-67.

Wong MC, Clarkson J, Glenny AM, Lo EC, Marinho VC, Tsang BW, Walsh T, Worthington HV. Cochrane reviews on the benefits/risks of fluoride toothpastes. J Dent Res. 2011 May; 90(5):573-9.

Fleming PS, Marinho V, Johal A. Orthodontic measurements on digital study models compared with plaster models: a systematic review. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2011 Feb;14(1):1-16.

Ijaz S, Croucher RE, Marinho VC. Systematic reviews of topical fluorides for dental caries: a review of reporting practice. Caries Res. 2010; 44(6):579-92.

S Dias, NJ Welton, VCC Marinho, G Salanti, JPT Higgins, AE Ades. Estimation and adjustment of bias in randomised evidence using Mixed Treatment Comparison Meta-analysis. J. R. Statist. Soc. A (2010), 173, Part 3, pp. 613–629.

Walsh T, Worthington HV, Glenny A-M, Appelbe P, Marinho VCC, Shi X. Fluoride toothpastes of different concentrations for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010 (1): CD007868.

Wong MCM, Glenny AM, Tsang BWK, Lo ECM, Worthington HV, Marinho VCC. Topical fluoride as a cause of dental fluorosis in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010 (1): CD007693.

Marinho VC. Cochrane reviews of randomized trials of fluoride therapies for preventing dental caries. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2009 Sep;10(3):183-91.

Salanti G, Marinho V, Higgins JPT. A case study of multiple-treatments meta-analysis demonstrates that covariates should be considered. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Aug;62(8):857-64.

Marinho VC. Evidence-based Effectiveness of Topical Fluorides. Adv Dent Res, 20:3-7, July 2008.

Hughes FJ, Syed M, Koshy B, Marinho V, Bostanci N, Mckay IJ, Curtis MA, Croucher RE, Marcenes W. Prognostic factors in the treatment of generalized aggressive periodontitis: I. Clinical features and initial outcome.  J Clin Periodontol, 33(9):663-70, September 2006.

Watt RG, Marinho VC. Does oral health promotion improve oral hygiene and gingival health? Periodontol 2000, 37:35-47, 2005.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Sheiham A, Logan S. Combinations of topical fluoride (toothpastes, mouthrinses, gels, varnishes) versus single topical fluoride for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;(1):CD002781.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Sheiham A, Logan S. One topical fluoride (toothpastes, or mouthrinses, or gels, or varnishes) versus another for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;(1):CD002780.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Logan S, Sheiham A. Topical fluoride (toothpastes, mouthrinses, gels or varnishes) for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(4):CD002782.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Logan S, Sheiham A. Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(3):CD002284.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Sheiham A, Logan S. Fluoride toothpastes for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(1):CD002278.

Marinho VC. Systematic reviews of controlled trials in general and oral health care. Braz J Oral Sci, 2 (5):215-26, April/June 2003.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Logan S, and Sheiham A. Systematic review of controlled trials on the effectiveness of fluoride gels for the prevention of dental caries in children. J.Dent.Educ, 67(4):448-58, April 2003.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Logan S, Sheiham A. Fluoride varnishes for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(3):CD002279.

Marinho VC, Higgins JP, Logan S, Sheiham A. Fluoride gels for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(2):CD002280.

Marinho VC, Richards D, Niederman R. Variation, certainty, evidence, and change in dental education: employing evidence-based dentistry in dental education. J Dent Educ, 65(5):449-55, May 2001.

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