Current prosthodontic practice: A dental laboratory survey

Paul S. Olin, David J. Clay, John O. Look

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A survey was distributed to dental laboratory owners at the 1988 annual meeting of the Minnesota Dental Laboratory Association. Current laboratory practice in infection control, the use of nonprecious alloys, the amount of time devoted to complete removable prosthodontics, and complete denture laboratory techniques were surveyed. Responses indicate a moderate level of awareness and compliance with infection control techniques recommended by the American Dental Association, a declining demand for removable prosthodontic services, a high percentage of use of nonprecious alloys, and a very high rate of porcelain occlusion requested by dental practitioners. Comparisons with other laboratory surveys and the implications of these results for undergraduate education in prosthodontics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-745
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1989


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