Journal article

Dentists' restorative decision-making and implications for an 'amalgamless' profession. Part 4: clinical factor

G Alexander, MS Hopcraft, MJ Tyas, RHK Wong



BACKGROUND: The Minamata Convention embodies a worldwide reduction in the production and use of mercury and mercury-containing products and processes, including a phase-down of dental amalgam. This will change the approach to the use of direct restorative materials in the near future. There is little research as to the influence of clinical factors on dentists' decision-making which may be of use when determining the impact of any change. METHODS: An online survey relating to aspects of and attitudes to the use of direct restorative materials was distributed to all dentists who were members of the Australian Dental Association and/or members or fellows of the Royal Australasian College of De..

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