Amalgam and composite posterior restorations: curriculum versus practice in operative dentistry at a US dental school.

@article{Ottenga2007AmalgamAC,
  title={Amalgam and composite posterior restorations: curriculum versus practice in operative dentistry at a US dental school.},
  author={Marc E Ottenga and Ivar Andreas Mj{\"o}r},
  journal={Operative dentistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={524-8}
}
This study recorded the number of preclinical lecture and simulation laboratory sessions spent teaching the preparation and placement of amalgam and resin composite posterior restorations. These data were compared to the use of both materials in the operative clinic as placed by third- and fourth-year students. The number of posterior restorations inserted by the students, expressed as a function of the number of restoration surfaces, was also evaluated. The results show that the teaching of… CONTINUE READING

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