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No more amalgams: Use of amalgam and amalgam alternative materials in primary dental care

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  • Provides readers with a greater appreciation of the challenges facing the profession in terms of the Minamata Treaty.

  • Explores the challenges in moving from amalgam to resin composite for the restoration of posterior teeth.

  • Discusses the relevant evidence base for placing posterior resin composites.

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This study was funded by a grant from the Wales School for Primary Care Research, for which CDL and IGC were co-Principal Investigators. The assistance of the funder, and in particular Mr Robyn Davies and Michaela Gal, is gratefully appreciated.

We are also very grateful to those practitioners who took time from their busy schedules to complete the questionnaire.

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Lynch, C., Farnell, D., Stanton, H. et al. No more amalgams: Use of amalgam and amalgam alternative materials in primary dental care. Br Dent J 225, 171–176 (2018).

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