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Crown and Bridge Guidelines

Standards in healthcare are of fundamental importance. Evidence-based dentistry, audit and peer review are essential components of effective clinical practice. To assist with these, the BSRD felt there was a need for guidelines on acceptable levels of care in restorative dentistry. This document is intended to act as a stimulus to members of the Society and also to the profession to seek attainable targets for quality in fixed prosthodontics. It is hoped that this document from the BSRD will assist in the pursuit and maintenance of high standards of clinical practice.

These guidelines should not be considered prescriptive or didactic. Obviously, there will be circumstances, encountered during patient management, when the “ideal” treatment may not be possible nor the outcome optimal. In addition, new techniques and materials will become available which will bring about change. However, it is the Society’s belief that these standards can and should be the goal during management of the majority of clinical cases
Ken Hemmings.

2 October 2017   More...