The teaching of all-ceramic restorations in Scandinavian dental schools: A survey

Asbjørn Jokstad, Ivar A. Mjör, Kevin B. Frazier

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Abstract

The study was designed to survey the curricular requirements, types of clinical experience, and materials/ techniques used in teaching programs for all-ceramic restorations in Scandinavian dental schools. All 13 dental schools responded. Ten offered some clinical experience to pre-doctoral students, but only one required one all-ceramic restoration. The departments of fixed prosthodontics had the main teaching responsibility. All-ceramic crowns were taught at 9, veneers at 7, and inlays/onlays at 10 dental schools. A wide range of different teaching concepts, materials, and views on indications and contraindications was reported. It appears as if all-ceramic restorations are regarded as experimental by the teaching institutions, although the dental industry and some practitioners strongly recommend these types of restorations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalActa Odontologica Scandinavica
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ceramics
  • Crowns
  • Dental education
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Veneers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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