Article: Volume 45 Number 5 Page 381 - May 2018

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  Dent Update 2018; 45: 381-382

Editorial:  Perhaps the thumb technique wasn’t so bad!

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Abstract: I recently saw a patient who had four amalgam restorations. All had interproximal overhangs. Figure 1 presents the DPT radiograph, while Figures 2, 3 and 4 present close-ups of the four restorations, or is it five, as some seem to be joined. Although none had finger or thumb prints on the occlusal surfaces, I reckoned that they had each been placed using the ‘thumb technique’, a technique about which the excellent readers of Dental Update will be unaware.

Author notes: Trevor Burke