Reasons for placement and replacement of crowns in general dental practice

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  • Investigates the common reasons for placing and replacing crowns in dental practice.

  • Discusses the potential for subjectivity in terms of replacing existing crowns.

  • Highlights some of the practical issues in conducting practice based research.

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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 appreciated gratefully.

We are very grateful to the dentists who took part in this study

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Lynch, C., Hale, R., Chestnutt, I. et al. Reasons for placement and replacement of crowns in general dental practice. Br Dent J 225, 229–234 (2018).

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