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J Dent. 2004 Jul;32(5):367-9.

Curricular issues changing from amalgam to tooth-coloured materials.

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Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute, King's College London, Central Office, Floor 18, Guy's Tower, Guy's Campus, London SE1 9RT, UK. nairn.wilson@kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To provide an overview of curriculum issues in changing from amalgam to tooth-coloured materials.

KEY POINTS:

Changing from amalgam to tooth-coloured materials in teaching the restoration of posterior teeth may be found to have a considerable enriching effect on the dental curriculum. Subject to meeting a number of prerequisites, the change from amalgam to tooth-coloured materials may cause relatively little curriculum disruption, with the added bonus of a consequential shift from reparative to preservative, minimal invasive dentistry.

CONCLUSION:

Changing from amalgam to tooth-coloured materials may enrich the typical dental curriculum.

PMID:
15193784
DOI:
10.1016/j.jdent.2004.02.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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