9 Sources of evidence considered by the committee

A. The assessment report for this appraisal was prepared by Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group. Brazzelli M, McKenzie L, Fielding S et al. Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 'HealOzone' for the treatment of occlusal pit/fissure caries and root caries, November 2004.

B. The following organisations accepted the invitation to participate in this appraisal. They were invited to make submissions and comment on the draft scope, assessment report and the appraisal consultation document. Consultee organisations are provided with the opportunity to appeal against the final appraisal determination.

I) Manufacturer/sponsor:

  • KaVo Dental Limited UK

II) Professional/specialist and patient/carer groups:

  • Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry

  • Beyond Fear (dental phobia support group)

  • British Association for Study of Community Dentistry

  • British Association of Dental Nurses

  • British Dental Association

  • British Dental Health Foundation

  • British Dental Hygienists' Association

  • British Society for Disability and Oral Health

  • British Society for Oral Medicine

  • British Society of Paediatric Dentistry

  • Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK), Royal College of Surgeons

  • Gorlin Syndrome Group

  • Lay Advisory Group, Faculty of General Dental Practitioners

  • National Oral Health Promotion Group

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


  • Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)

  • British Dental Trade Association

  • Department of Health

  • European Medical Technology Industry Association (EUCOMED)

  • Harrow Primary Care Trust

  • Torfaen Local Health Board

  • Welsh Assembly Government

III) Commentator organisations (without the right of appeal):

  • Association of Welsh Community Health Councils

  • British Medical Association

  • National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care

  • National Public Health Service for Wales

  • NHS Confederation

  • NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency

  • NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

  • British Society for Dental Research

  • Centre for Evidence Based Dentistry

  • Cochrane Oral Health Group

  • Health Economics Research Unit and Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

  • National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment

C. The following individuals were selected from clinical expert and patient advocate nominations from the professional/specialist and patient/carer groups. They participated in the appraisal committee discussions and provided evidence to inform the appraisal committee's deliberations. They gave their expert personal view on HealOzone treatment by attending the initial committee discussion and/or providing written evidence to the committee. They were also invited to comment on the appraisal consultation document.

  • Dr Paul Batchelor, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health, University College London.

  • Professor Liz Kay, Professor of Dental Health Services Research, The Turner Dental School

  • Professor Edwina Kidd, Emeritus Professor of Cariology, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute, Division of Conservative Dentistry, London

  • Mr Peter Sanders, Lay Advisory Group Chairman, Faculty of General Dental Practitioners

  • Mr Andy Solecki, Chairperson, Beyond Fear

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