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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 2     21. Mar. 2017
Int J Prosthodont 30 (2017), No. 2  (21.03.2017)

Page 160-162, doi:10.11607/ijp.5083, PubMed:28267827


Efficacy of a Checklist for Office-Laboratory Communication: A Clinical Study on Quality Outcomes for Single Crowns
Bresciano, Mario E. / De Maria, Andrea / Morello, Marco / Poglio, Enrico / Audenino, Guido
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a structured communication protocol between dentists and dental laboratory technicians.
Materials and Methods: A total of 112 single metal-ceramic crowns, fabricated by four different dentist-dental technician pairs, were evaluated at the clinical try-in appointment. Subsequently, each professional pair produced another 112 crowns using a checklist.
Results: The scores showed a statistically significant improvement in clinical outcomes with the use of a checklist by reducing adjustment times for contact area, fit, and occlusion and number of appointments.
Conclusion: The use of a checklist improved crown quality.