Early Failure of Class II Resin Composite Versus Class II Amalgam Restorations Placed by Dental Students

@article{Overton2012EarlyFO,
  title={Early Failure of Class II Resin Composite Versus Class II Amalgam Restorations Placed by Dental Students},
  author={Johnie D Overton and Diane J Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of dental education},
  year={2012},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={
          338-40
        }
}
Using the information from remake request slips in a dental school's predoctoral clinic, we examined the short-term survival of Class II resin composite restorations versus Class II dental amalgam restorations. In the student clinic, resin composite is used in approximately 58 percent of Class II restorations placed, and dental amalgam is used in the remaining 42 percent. In the period examined, Class II resin composite restorations were ten times more likely to be replaced at no cost to the… CONTINUE READING

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