Date of Award

Summer 1961

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Dentistry

First Advisor

Brown, Russell V.

Second Advisor

Ryge, Gunnar

Abstract

Although dental amalgam has been studied rather extensively in the laboratory, there is a limited number of clinical studies available in which laboratory findings are correlated with clinical observations. The purpose of this investigation is to attempt to correlate the laboratory findings of specific dental amalgams with actual clinical findings while they are in use. Also of interest is the determination of the clinical effects of the manipulative variables introduced by the dentist during the placement of a dental amalgam restoration. In this study an attempt will be made to evaluate the relative importance of differences between specific dental amalgam alloys as compared to differences in manipulative techniques in terms of clinical success of the restorations.

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