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Br Dent J. 2012 Feb 10;212(3):115-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.92.

Contemporary dental practice in the UK in 2008: indirect restorations and fixed prosthodontics.

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  • 1Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9LU. p.a.brunton@leeds.ac.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate, by postal questionnaire, various aspects of primary dental care provision in the United Kingdom. Additionally, to compare the results of this survey with a similar survey completed four years previously.

METHODS:

A questionnaire containing 89 questions was sent to 1,000 general dental practitioners selected at random from databases of practitioners throughout the United Kingdom. Non-responders were sent another questionnaire after a period of four weeks had elapsed.

RESULTS:

Overall a response rate of 66.2% was achieved. Amalgam was the preferred material for the core build up of vital teeth for 65% of the respondents. Dentine pins were still being used by practitioners, with stainless steel pins being preferred by 34% of respondents. 39.7% of dentists that had graduated between 0-10 years previously reported using no pins. Indirect posts were still used most widely, by 55% of the practitioners in the study, with increasing use of fibre posts noted (34%). Addition cured silicone impression materials were still the most frequently used impression material (71%) with reduced use (10%) of condensation cured silicone impression materials recorded. Glass ionomer luting cements (48%) and zinc phosphate (28%) were the most commonly used luting cements.

CONCLUSIONS:

Within the limitations of this study, the following conclusions can be drawn: amalgam is still the preferred material for the core build-up of vital teeth; dentine pins are still used widely, but not by younger practitioners; fibre posts are being increasingly used by practitioners; addition cured silicone is still the most widely used impression material; traditional glass ionomer cements are still the most widely used luting cements; veneers are still the preferred indirect restoration for restoring anterior teeth; and CAD/CAM systems are increasingly being used by practitioners.

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