For children and adolescents with gross breakdown of their permanent incisors, stabilisation with stainless steel crowns is often the only realistic treatment option. Unfortunately, due to lack of a global market demand, the manfacturers (3M, Masel) have discontinued them. Our supplies are low, and we are now faced with a critical shortage. If any Journal readers have unused sets of these crowns languishing in a cupboard, the paediatric dentists at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin would be delighted to have them.

Please contact Kirsten FitzGerald by email at if you think you can help.