Occlusion and Clinical Practice, An Evidence-Based Approach

Occlusion and Clinical Practice

An Evidence-Based Approach

By Iven Klineberg, Professor, Westmead Centre of Oral Health, Australia; and Robert Jagger, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Department of Adult Dental Health, Dental School, Cardiff, UK

Part 1. Biological considerations of the occlusion
1. Interarch relationships of teeth
2. Functional aspects
3. Growth and development
4. Anatomy and pathophysiology of the temporomandibular joint.

Part 2. Assessment of the occlusion
5. Clinical occlusal analysis
6. Articulators and evaluation of study casts

Part 3. Clinical practice and the occlusion
7. Temporomandibular joint disorders
8. Jaw muscle disorders
9. Occlusion and periodontal health
10. Occlusion and orthodontics
11. Occlusion and fixed prosthodontics
12. Occlusion and removable prosthodontics
13. Occlusion and implant restoration
14. Occlusal splints and the management of the occlusion
15. The role of occlusal adjustment