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Featuring the BDJ’s special themed issue on dental materials, this Collection reflects the way dental materials science can touch many aspects of practice life, summarising the science underpinning it and offering practical tips to clinical success. Articles cover the history and phasing down of amalgam to the development and application of alternative materials.