Ive been reading some editorials from the Journal of Operative Dentistry. It is published by a certain segment of concerned dental school faculty. There seems to be a consensus amongst its members that dental schools have lowered restorative operating expectations for its graduates. For example, they state that the students are not being discouraged from resorting to full crowns when partial gold restorations would be just as effective while conserving more of the original tooth. Their theory for much of the cause of the perceived curriculum degredation is that the influential faculty positions within the dental schools have become dominated by members of the science and specialty departments. The restorative departments have taken a back seat as far a influencing school policy is concerned and are forced to rely more and more on adjunct faculty rather than being alloted full time professor positions to teach restorative and operative dentisty at a level of excellence. Dr Jeff or any others out there. What do you make of their position?