Dental Occlusion: The relationship of all the components of the masticatory system in normal function. It has special reference to the position and contact of the maxillary and mandibular teeth for the highest efficiency during the excursive movements of the jaw that are essential for mastication. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p556, p472)Dental Occlusion, Balanced: Dental occlusion in which the occlusal contact of the teeth on the working side of the jaw is accompanied by the harmonious contact of the teeth on the opposite (balancing) side. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p556)Dental Occlusion, Traumatic: An occlusion resulting in overstrain and injury to teeth, periodontal tissue, or other oral structures.Dental Occlusion, Centric: Contact between opposing teeth during a person's habitual bite.Dental Care: The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).Education, Dental: Use for articles concerning dental education in general.Schools, Dental: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.Students, Dental: Individuals enrolled a school of dentistry or a formal educational program in leading to a degree in dentistry.Dental Caries: Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.Dental Care for Chronically Ill: Dental care for patients with chronic diseases. These diseases include chronic cardiovascular, endocrinologic, hematologic, immunologic, neoplastic, and renal diseases. The concept does not include dental care for the mentally or physically disabled which is DENTAL CARE FOR DISABLED.Dental Care for Children: The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.Dental Clinics: Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.Dental Pulp: A richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue of mesodermal origin, contained in the central cavity of a tooth and delimited by the dentin, and having formative, nutritive, sensory, and protective functions. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)Dental Hygienists: Persons trained in an accredited school or dental college and licensed by the state in which they reside to provide dental prophylaxis under the direction of a licensed dentist.Faculty, Dental: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.Dental Care for Disabled: Dental care for the emotionally, mentally, or physically disabled patient. It does not include dental care for the chronically ill ( = DENTAL CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL).Dental Anxiety: Abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or therapy and unwarranted anxiety over dental procedures.Insurance, Dental: Insurance providing coverage for dental care.Dental Auxiliaries: Personnel whose work is prescribed and supervised by the dentist.Dental Arch: The curve formed by the row of TEETH in their normal position in the JAW. The inferior dental arch is formed by the mandibular teeth, and the superior dental arch by the maxillary teeth.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Dental Research: The study of laws, theories, and hypotheses through a systematic examination of pertinent facts and their interpretation in the field of dentistry. (From Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982, p674)Dental Care for Aged: The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.Coronary Occlusion: Complete blockage of blood flow through one of the CORONARY ARTERIES, usually from CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS.Dental Plaque: A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.Balloon Occlusion: Use of a balloon CATHETER to block the flow of blood through an artery or vein.Dental Offices: The room or rooms in which the dentist and dental staff provide care. Offices include all rooms in the dentist's office suite.Retinal Vein Occlusion: Blockage of the RETINAL VEIN. Those at high risk for this condition include patients with HYPERTENSION; DIABETES MELLITUS; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; and other CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.Dental Records: Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.Retinal Artery Occlusion: Sudden ISCHEMIA in the RETINA due to blocked blood flow through the CENTRAL RETINAL ARTERY or its branches leading to sudden complete or partial loss of vision, respectively, in the eye.Dental Staff: Personnel who provide dental service to patients in an organized facility, institution or agency.Dental Equipment: The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)General Practice, Dental: Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.Dental Amalgam: An alloy used in restorative dentistry that contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and possibly zinc.Dental Assistants: Individuals who assist the dentist or the dental hygienist.Arterial Occlusive Diseases: Pathological processes which result in the partial or complete obstruction of ARTERIES. They are characterized by greatly reduced or absence of blood flow through these vessels. They are also known as arterial insufficiency.Education, Dental, Continuing: Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.Dental Models: Presentation devices used for patient education and technique training in dentistry.Anesthesia, Dental: A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.Dental Implants: Biocompatible materials placed into (endosseous) or onto (subperiosteal) the jawbone to support a crown, bridge, or artificial tooth, or to stabilize a diseased tooth.Radiography, Dental: Radiographic techniques used in dentistry.Education, Dental, Graduate: Educational programs for dental graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic dental sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced dental degree.Ethics, Dental: The principles of proper professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the dentist, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the dentist in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Dental Service, Hospital: Hospital department providing dental care.Dentists: Individuals licensed to practice DENTISTRY.Societies, Dental: Societies whose membership is limited to dentists.Technology, Dental: The field of dentistry involved in procedures for designing and constructing dental appliances. It includes also the application of any technology to the field of dentistry.Dental Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Fluorosis, Dental: A chronic endemic form of hypoplasia of the dental enamel caused by drinking water with a high fluorine content during the time of tooth formation, and characterized by defective calcification that gives a white chalky appearance to the enamel, which gradually undergoes brown discoloration. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)Licensure, Dental: The granting of a license to practice dentistry.Laboratories, Dental: Facilities for the performance of services related to dental treatment but not done directly in the patient's mouth.Dental Materials: Materials used in the production of dental bases, restorations, impressions, prostheses, etc.

The length and eruption rates of incisor teeth in rats after one or more of them had been unimpeded. (1/244)

The eruption rate and length of all four incisor teeth in rats were measured under ether anaesthesia by recording the position of marks on their labial surfaces at 2-day intervals, using calibrated graticules in microscope eyepieces. The rats were divided into four groups and either a lower, an upper, both a lower and an upper, or no incisors were unimpeded. This paper describes the changes when the unimpeded incisors returned to the occlusion. Neither the unimpeded nor the impeded incisors simply returned to control values immediately the period of unimpeded eruption ended, but showed transient changes in their lengths and eruption rates. The results confirm that eruption rates are determined by the sum of the lengths of the lower and upper incisors, rather than by their own lengths, with longer teeth erupting more slowly. Specifically, restoring the bevel to the incisors did not slow their eruption below normal impeded rates. The slowing of the eruption of the longer of two adjacent incisors was related to the length differences of the incisors in the same jaw, not to the sum of the differences in both jaws. Contact with the contralateral incisor in the opposite jaw slowed the eruption of an incisor more than contact with the ipsilateral incisor.  (+info)

Motivation for and satisfaction with orthodontic-surgical treatment: a retrospective study of 28 patients. (2/244)

Motivation for starting treatment and satisfaction with treatment results were evaluated on the basis of replies to a 14-item questionnaire and clinical examination of 28 orthognathic patients from 6 months to 2 years after treatment. The most common reasons for seeking professional help were problems in biting and chewing (68 per cent). Another major reason was dissatisfaction with facial appearance (36 per cent). Many patients also complained of temporomandibular joint symptoms (32 per cent) and headache (32 per cent). Women (8/19) were more often dissatisfied with their facial appearance than men (2/9), but the difference was not statistically significant. In agreement with earlier studies, the results of orthognathic treatment fulfilled the expectations of almost every patient. Nearly 100 per cent of the patients (27/28) were satisfied with treatment results, although 40 per cent experienced some degree of numbness in the lips and/or jaw 1 year post-operatively. The most satisfied patients were those who stated temporomandibular disorders as the main reason for seeking treatment and whose PAR-index had improved greatly. The majority of the patients experienced the orthodontic treatment as painful and as the most unpleasant part of the whole treatment, but all the patients were satisfied with the pre-treatment information they were given on orthodontics. Orthodontic-surgical therapy should be of a high professional standard technically, but the psychological aspects are equally important in the treatment protocol. The professionals should make efforts to understand the patient's motivations for and expectations of treatment. Patients should be well prepared for surgery and supported for a long time after to help them to adjust to post-surgical changes.  (+info)

The functional shift of the mandible in unilateral posterior crossbite and the adaptation of the temporomandibular joints: a pilot study. (3/244)

Changes in the functional shift of the mandibular midline and the condyles were studied during treatment of unilateral posterior crossbite in six children, aged 7-11 years. An expansion plate with covered occlusal surfaces was used as a reflex-releasing stabilizing splint during an initial diagnostic phase (I) in order to determine the structural (i.e. non-guided) position of the mandible. The same plate was used for expansion and retention (phase II), followed by a post-retention phase (III) without the appliance. Before and after each phase, the functional shift was determined kinesiographically and on transcranial radiographs by concurrent recordings with and without the splint. Transverse mandibular position was also recorded on cephalometric radiographs. Prior to phase I, the mandibular midline deviated more than 2 mm and, in occlusion (ICP), the condyles showed normally centred positions in the sagittal plane. With the splint, the condyle on the crossbite side was displaced 2.4 mm (P < 0.05) forwards compared with the ICP, while the position of the condyle on the non-crossbite side was unaltered. After phase III, the deviation of the midline had been eliminated. Sagittal condylar positions in the ICP still did not deviate from the normal, and the splint position was now obtained by symmetrical forward movement of both condyles (1.3 and 1.4 mm). These findings suggest that the TMJs adapted to displacements of the mandible by condylar growth or surface modelling of the fossa. The rest position remained directly caudal to the ICP during treatment. Thus, the splint position, rather than the rest position should be used to determine the therapeutic position of the mandible.  (+info)

An appraisal of the Peer Assessment Rating (PAR) Index and a suggested new weighting system. (4/244)

The PAR Index was developed to measure treatment outcome in orthodontics. Validity was improved by weighting the scores of some components to reflect their relative importance. However, the index still has limitations, principally due to the high weight assigned to overjet. Difficulties also arise from the application of one weighting system to all malocclusions, since occlusal features vary in importance in different classes of malocclusion. The present study examined PAR Index validity using orthodontic consultant assessments as the 'Gold standard' and clinical ranking of occlusal features and statistical modelling to derive a new weighting system, separate for each malocclusion class. Discriminant and regression analyses were used to derive new criteria for measuring treatment outcome. As a result a new and more sensitive method of assessment is suggested which utilizes a combination of point and percentage reductions in PAR scores. This was found to have better correlations with the 'Gold standard' than the PAR nomogram.  (+info)

The heritability of malocclusion: part 2. The influence of genetics in malocclusion. (5/244)

The relative influence of genetics and environmental factors in the aetiology of malocclusion has been a matter for discussion, debate and controversy in the orthodontic literature. This paper reviews the literature and summarises the evidence for the influence of genetics in dental anomalies and malocclusion. Among the conclusions are that, while phenotype is inevitably the result of both genetic and environmental factors, there is irrefutable evidence for a significant genetic influence in many dental and occlusal variables. The influence of genetics however varies according to the trait under consideration and in general remains poorly understood. More precise research tools and methods are required to improve knowledge and understanding, which in turn is a prerequisite to the appreciation of the potential for genetic and/or environmental manipulation in orthodontic therapy.  (+info)

Longitudinal post-eruptive mandibular tooth movements of males and females. (6/244)

Unbiased estimates of post-eruptive eruption and migration of the mandibular teeth for large representative samples are presently unavailable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate pure tooth movements of untreated children and adolescents longitudinally. Lateral cephalograms of 214 French-Canadians, followed bi-annually between 8 and 15 years of age, were traced, and the positions of the mandibular permanent central incisors and first molars were digitized. Temporal changes in tooth position were evaluated relative to naturally stable mandibular reference structures, using the mandibular reference line for orientation. The statistical analyses included t-tests to assess gender differences and Pearson product-moment correlations to evaluate associations. The results showed that the incisors proclined significantly more for males (6 degrees) than females (3 degrees). The incisor tips displayed early mesial movements that were countered by later distal movements. The incisor apex showed a consistent pattern of distal migration between 8 and 15 years. Mandibular arch length decreased over the 7-year observation period. Rates of mesial molar migration accelerated until 11 years of age and then decelerated. There was no significant change in the mandibular occlusal plane angle between 8 and 15 years of age. Incisor eruption showed the greatest rates during adolescence, attaining peaks at approximately 12 years for females and 14 years for males. The molars erupted approximately 5 mm between 8 and 15 years of age. The greatest gender differences occurred at the older ages, with males showing greater eruption potential than females. It was concluded that the mandibular teeth show significant migration and eruption during childhood and adolescence, with gender differences in the amount, direction, and timing of movement.  (+info)

Residual need in orthodontically untreated 16-20-year-olds from areas with different treatment rates. (7/244)

Knowledge concerning residual orthodontic need among individuals who have passed the age at which orthodontic treatment is normally provided, is important in the discussion of guidelines for the provision of care. The purpose of the present study was to examine and compare orthodontic need (objective and subjective) in cohorts of orthodontically untreated individuals from areas with various treatment rates. A total of 250 individuals, aged 16-20 years, comprised four samples representing cohorts from areas in Norway with low, medium, and high treatment rates. The occlusion was assessed according to a treatment need index (NOTI) from clinical and radiographic records, and dental cast measurements. Attitudes were assessed from questionnaires addressing satisfaction with dental arrangement, desire for treatment, and value placed upon well-aligned teeth. A significant decrease in occurrence of normative need (P < 0.001) and reported dissatisfaction (P < 0.05) was observed in samples representing increasing treatment rates. Dissatisfaction was completely eliminated among individuals from the high treatment rate area. Although a significant association between severity of malocclusion and desire for treatment existed within samples, this was not reflected in a corresponding trend for a decrease in desire across the samples. Well-aligned teeth seemed to be taken for granted among individuals from the area with a high treatment rate. From the present observations, a 'correct' level of treatment provision could not be identified.  (+info)

Skeletal muscle function and fibre types: the relationship between occlusal function and the phenotype of jaw-closing muscles in human. (8/244)

Mammalian skeletal muscle cells are composed of repeated sarcomeric units containing thick and thin filaments of myosin and actin, respectively. Excitation of the myosin ATPase enzyme is possible only with presence of Mg-ATP and Ca(2+). Skeletal muscle fibres may be classified into several types according to the isoform of myosin they contain. Nine isoforms of myosin heavy chain are known to exist in mammalian skeletal muscle including type I, IIA, IIB, IIX, IIM, alpha, neonatal, embryonic, and extra-ocular. Healthy adult human limb skeletal muscle contains type I, IIA, IIB, and IIX myosin heavy chains. The jaw-closing muscles of most carnivores and primates have tissue-specific expression of the type IIM or 'type II masticatory' myosin heavy chain. Adult human jaw-closing muscles, however, do not contain IIM myosin. Rather, they express type I, IIA, IIX (as in human limb muscle), and myosins typically expressed in developing or cardiac muscle. The morphology of human jaw-closing muscle fibres is also unusual in that the type II fibres are of smaller diameter that type I fibres, except in cases of increased function and hypertrophy. This paper describes the relationship of fibre types and motor unit function to changes in human occlusion and masticatory activity. Refereed Scientific Paper  (+info)

  • We attempted to determine whether there are differences in balance between opposed dental occlusion (Intercuspal position (ICP)/"Cotton rolls" mandibular position [CR]) for two extreme levels of stability (stable/unstable). (
  • Contradictory results are still reported on the influence of dental occlusion on the balance control. (
  • Twenty-five subjects were monitored under both dental occlusion and level of stability conditions using an unstable platform Balance System SD. (
  • It could be concluded that the sensory information linked to the dental occlusion for the balance control comes strongly into effect in unstable conditions. (
  • In all, this proven learning package offers all the up-to-date information, best practices, and tools to prepare you for the dental anatomy and occlusion section of the exams and ensure long-term clinical success. (
  • The market leader, this text is used as a reference in creating examination questions for the dental anatomy and occlusion section of the NBDE Part I. This edition expands its focus on clinical applications and includes dozens of online 360-degree and 3-D tooth animations. (
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  • Carlo E. Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD is owner of Studio Associato Poggio, an interdisciplinary dental practice with more than 50 years of history located in the heart of Mila. (
  • This is the future of any dental practice and it all starts by sitting at the computer and designing your crowns and veneers. (
  • This course will explore the challenges of occlusion we face every day in a restorative practice and look at how we can utilize this information. (
  • The consensus report was compiled following a review of the currently-available evidence on the generation and mitigation of aerosols in dental practice, and the associated risk of coronavirus transmission. (
  • The FGDP-CGDent guidance , published in June, also set out a more nuanced approach to considering the generation of aerosols in dental practice, and while allowing for potential adjustment of fallow time, accepted a 60 minute period following procedures carrying a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infective aerosols. (
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  • Dental Hygiene Principles & Practice I. (
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  • Expands on Dental Hygiene Principles & Practice I through additional lecture and laboratory sessions. (
  • Opportunities are available for second-year students to work with doctors in private practice, at hospitals and at commercial dental laboratories as they prepare to join the profession and the oral health team. (
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  • In ideal occlusion, the Mesio-Buccal cusp of the Maxillary 1stMolar occludes in the Developmental Groove of the Mandibular 1stMolar. (
  • The purposes of this study were to analyze the variations in dental arch dimensions of a large representative sample of adolescent Kuwaitis with untreated almost ideal occlusion and to test the validity of proposed expansion indexes and multivariate linear regression with inclusion of lateral and posteroanterior cephalometric parameters for estimation of dental arch width. (
  • Study models and both lateral and posteroanterior cephalograms of 143 Kuwaitis, aged 13 to 14 years, clinically diagnosed with untreated almost ideal occlusion during screening of a population-based sample, were examined. (
  • According to these theories, functional and morphological malocclusions cause TMD, and the achievement of an ideal occlusion through orthodontics or occlusal adjustment must eliminate pain and dysfunction. (
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the morphology of the mandibular dental arch and the maxillary central incisor crown. (
  • The Kappa test was performed to evaluate the concordance among evaluators while the chi-square test was used to verify the association between the dental arch and central incisor morphology, at a 5% significance level. (
  • The Kappa test showed moderate agreement among evaluators for both variables of this study, and the chi-square test showed no significant association between tooth shape and mandibular dental arch morphology. (
  • As the face, dental morphology has also been studied with the objective of standardizing tooth shapes in order to improve the diagnosis and execution of treatment plans (2). (
  • The focus of this course is to provide a thorough knowledge of dental terminology, tooth morphology, oral anatomy, and occlusal concepts and apply these principles as related to the fabrication of dental prostheses in order to function as a dental laboratory technician. (
  • These findings, along with similar discoveries in hadrosaurids (duck-billed dinosaurs), suggest that tissue-mediated changes in dental morphology may have played a major role in the remarkable ecological diversification of these clades and perhaps other dinosaurian clades capable of mastication. (
  • Given the importance of dental arch morphology in orthodontic treatment, we have evaluated and compared, based on three categories of reference points, the shapes and dimensions of the arches of 30 subjects with normal occlusion and 30 subjects with Class II, division 1 malocclusions. (
  • This results in more predictable treatment outcomes from simple Smile Cases to Full Mouth Rehabilitations involving natural teeth to dental implants. (
  • They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery. (
  • Discuss how the inclusion of dental implants in our treatment plans requires different occlusal designs than those of natural teeth. (
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  • Clinical periodontal and implant surgery topics including mucogingival surgery around natural teeth, soft tissue management around dental implants, hard tissue implant site preparation, and use of biologics in periodontal therapy namely regeneration. (
  • This is a core module delivered in the Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Technology which is designed to ensure students are taught about the use of osseointegrated implants to stabilise or support fixed or removable prostheses. (
  • The provision of dental implants in primary care will be discussed including how to set up a service, the benefits of in-house provision, mentoring and courses. (
  • 19 patients treated by the Begg technique 7 patients treated by the Edgewise technique and 15 cases treated by a functional technique who had been at from 1-10 years without any form of retention were recorded electromyographically and their patterns of activity compared with those of patients who had a normal occlusion and who had not received orthodontic treatment. (
  • An orthodontic treatment planning system is described that models the effects of torque losses within an orthodontic archwire-appliance system when computing a predicted final occlusion for a dental arch. (
  • In addition, the importance of controlling the occlusal forces to protect the bone-implant interface from overload and the role of occlusion in peri-implant microbial infection. (
  • Laboratory investigations including C-reactive protein (CRP) and sedimentation were found to be normal and it was learned that lidocaine hydrochloride with epinephrine was used for dental anesthesia from her dentist. (
  • Occlusion-Confusion, most of the dentist feel this way. (
  • You are a general dentist, and specialize in Dental occlusion concept? (
  • It is the responsibility of each patient to ask the right questions in order to determine whether a dentist is qualified to meet your particular dental needs. (
  • Occlusion Connections™ is not responsible for the diagnostic and clinical decision making that each dentist makes when treating their patients. (
  • Basic training for these techniques is covered in dental school, but the more complicated cases require the attention of a dentist who has chosen to specialize in this area and has earned board certification. (
  • Dental Occlusion is a critical topic for every practicing Dentist, yet it is only lightly covered in Dental School training. (
  • If the causative agent is deemed to be of dental origin an experienced dentist or dental specialist should be consulted for the optimal advice and treatment. (
  • For restorative treatment planning, we use Team Viewer and Go To Meeting so the dentist can collaborate with the lab planning in real time instead of shuffling models back and forth between the dental office and the lab. (
  • 5. The system of claim 4, wherein said provider comprises a dentist or a dental hygienist. (
  • Knowledge of the structures of teeth (enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp) and their relationships to each other and to the supporting structures is necessary, especially when treating dental caries. (
  • From Meckel AH, Griebstein WJ, Neal RJ: Structure of mature human dental enamel as observed by electron microscopy, Arch Oral Biol 10(5):775-783, 1965. (
  • The tooth bud (sometimes called the tooth germ) is an aggregation of cells that eventually forms a tooth and is organized into three parts: the enamel organ , the dental papilla and the dental follicle . (
  • Additionally, the junction between the dental papilla and inner enamel epithelium determines the crown shape of a tooth. (
  • 3. The system of claim 2, wherein said covered cosmetic dental procedures comprise one or more of labial veneers, bleaching of discolored teeth, occlusion adjustment, odontoplasty, or enamel microbrasion. (
  • The three-dimensional arrangement of dental cusps and incisal edges in human dentitions has been reported to fit the surface of a sphere (the curve of Monson), with a radius of about 4 inches in adults. (
  • Changing marginal ridges, line angles, occlusion and incisal edges is more quickly, efficiently and accurately performed using a mouse instead of wax instruments. (
  • It was mainly investigated through insufficient tooth number, disregarding contact between opposing teeth (dental occlusion). (
  • NBDE II requires two days and focuses on clinical dental topics: 1. (
  • The second part is a comprehensive, 1 1/2 day examination covering clinical dental sciences, and patient management. (
  • Physiologic changes occur in dental occlusion throughout life, resulting from the interplay between functional demands and reciprocating adaptive responses. (
  • For example, functional demands can cause occlusal and interproximal tooth wear, resulting in shortening of the dental arch, continual tooth eruption and changes in masticatory patterns. (
  • Clinicians can draw on both phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspectives of 'functional dental occlusion' to differentiate continual physiological changes occurring over time that require ongoing review, from pathological responses that require intervention. (
  • Dental examination included recording of number of teeth, presence of fixed or removable dentures, and number of functional tooth units (FTU). (
  • In the interocclusal position the patients who had received functional treatment had a balanced activity and were similar to those with a normal occlusion but this was not so when biting on cardboard 0.5 mm thick. (
  • Hypothesis- known that performing occlusal adjustment in these patients with chronic PFP, ensuring a maximum of dental contacts and a final stop of the masticatory cycle stable, providing a balanced occlusion. (
  • To describe a case of branch retinal artery occlusion following dental extraction and to point out the ophthalmic complications of dental procedures to ophthalmologists and dentists. (
  • This is THE occlusion course that makes the lives of dentists easier by giving useful common sense advice. (
  • Since the majority of periodontal therapy is performed by general dentists and dental hygienists, it is critical that clinicians have all of the requisite skills and information needed to perform these services at the highest level possible. (
  • Foreign-trained dentists also must take the NBDE in order to earn admission into advanced standing programs in US dental schools. (
  • Many dental problems can lead to face and head pain, & dentists have a good understanding of the possible mechanisms which can lead to this phenomenon. (
  • This section includes information on such topics as tooth decay and gum disease, for which general dental procedures can be most beneficial in treating these problems and alleviating pain which may be contributing to the overall headache pain or migraine pain. (
  • These were printed and placed in an album below pre-set models of arches and dental crowns, and distributed to 12 dental surgeons, who were asked to choose which shape was most in accordance with the models and crown presented. (
  • A device was used to measure dental midline deviation and the canine tip in the dental arches (in degrees). (
  • A survey of the elements of embryology of the head and neck, especially related to the development of the teeth, dental arches, salivary glands, buccal mucosa, pharynx and tongue. (
  • Regarding data aggregated at the town level, the current study observed absent association between the Dental Aesthetic Index, as well as of its components, and indices of socioeconomic development and the provision of dental services. (
  • Therefore it is essential to register and maintain the orthopedic stability of the stomatognathic system during the treatment and determine the musculoskeletal stable position during the dental procedures. (
  • What Is Dental Occlusion Treatment? (
  • The visual analog scale was used at the first consultation to patients in the control and treatment All patients underwent a dental cleaning in order to blind the study. (
  • Treatment group, The researchers applied the technique of Rehabilitation and Neuro Occlusal gnatostaticos models that were made before and after treatment to count the dental contacts. (
  • A comprehensive study in the prevention, management, recognition, treatment and disposition of medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. (
  • Ringqvist M, Walker-Engstrom ML, Tegelberg A, Ringqvist I (2003) Dental and skeletal changes after 4 years of obstructive sleep apnea treatment with a mandibular advancement device: a prospective, randomized study. (
  • Because of the multifactorial etiology of parafunctional CMS activity, conclusions about the need for dental treatment to improve sports performance are, however, completely unwarranted. (
  • Dental anatomy is also a taxonomical science: it is concerned with the naming of teeth and the structures of which they are made, this information serving a practical purpose in dental treatment. (
  • computing a predicted final occlusion for the dental arch based on modeling effects of torque loss experienced by digital representations of the archwire and the orthodontic appliances throughout a course of treatment with the proposed orthodontic prescription within a three-dimensional (3D) modeling environment. (