Implant Dentistry Core Outcome Sets and Measurements: The ID-COSM Initiative

The aim of this initiative is to reach a consensus on a core outcome set and their measurements standards in the field of implant dentistry. The initiative consists of a formal process of sequential phases: i) protocol development; ii) systematic reviews of outcomes used in RCTs in five key areas over the last 10 years; iii) formal synthesis and input from stakeholders through a Delphi consultation; iv) semi-structured discussion and consensus development at workshop; v) second phase of consultation and publication of consensus guidelines.


Maurizio Tonetti (PI - Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Centre for Oral Diseases 9th People Hospital and European Research Group on Periodontology)
Mariano Sanz (coPI - Faculty of Odontology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Tord Berglund (Faculty of Odontology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Hongchang Lai (Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Centre for Oral Diseases 9th People Hospital)
Ronald Jung (Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Lisa Mayfield (University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia)
Panos Papapanou (School of Dentistry, Columbia University, New York, USA)
Frank Schwarz (Oral Surgery Clinic, Carolinum, University of Frankfurt, Germany)

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Ongoing
Date: November 2020 - May 2022
Funding source(s): National Clinical Research Centre of Oral Diseases and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Health Area

Disease Category: Dentistry & oral health

Disease Name: Dental implants, Edentulous

Target Population

Age Range: 18 - 120

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Dental implant

Stakeholders Involved

- Clinical experts
- Conference participants
- Device manufacturers
- Economists
- Governmental agencies
- Journal editors
- Methodologists
- Regulatory agency representatives
- Statisticians

Study Type

- COS for clinical trials or clinical research
- COS for practice
- Recommendations for outcome measures (measurement/how)


- Consensus conference
- Delphi process
- Semi structured discussion
- Systematic review