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Lynch CD;Wilson NH;
British dental journal
Managing the phase-down of amalgam: part II. Implications for practising arrangements and lessons from Norway.
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The announcement of the Minamata Convention has triggered the lead into a phase-down in the use of dental amalgam. This paper considers aspects of this development in the context of the experience of banning the use of dental amalgam in Norway. It is suggested that strong top-down leadership and joined-up working by all relevant stakeholders, including patients, may be one of the most important keys to an effective, seamless transition to the provision of preventatively orientated, patient-centred, minimally interventive operative dentistry, based on state-of-the-art selection and application of tooth-coloured restorative materials. The benefits of such a transition are considered to be an important goal for dentistry in the UK.
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