Trends in material choice for direct restorations by final year students from University College Cork 2004-2009

C O O'Sullivan, G J McKenna, F M Burke

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Abstract

Traditionally, undergraduate students in University College Cork (UCC) have been taught to use amalgam as the first choice material for direct restoration of posterior cavities. Since 2005 the use of composite resins has replaced amalgam as the first choice material. An audit was conducted of all direct restorations placed by final year students from UCC from 2004 until 2009. Results showed that over a six year period, final year UCC dental undergraduate students placed proportionately more direct composite resin restorations and significantly fewer amalgam restorations. The need for and undergraduate exposure to, provision of amalgam restorations may have to be revisited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-4
Number of pages4
JournalThe European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Choice Behavior
  • Composite Resins
  • Dental Amalgam
  • Dental Audit
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent
  • Dentist's Practice Patterns
  • Humans
  • Ireland
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Schools, Dental
  • Students, Dental

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