A sound understanding of occlusal principles is key to good clinical practice, and the update to this best-selling book offers a straightforward clinical approach to occlusion. This second edition includes many new illustrations, highlighted practical tips, and updates to the text with the most recent advances in the literature. The narrated 3D animations on the accompanying DVD clarify the effects of jaw movement, and comprehensive clinical videos demonstrate the process of investigating and managing real-life occlusal problems. The authors of this practical guide bring occlusal concepts and techniques to life and demystify them for dentists and students alike.
Chapter 1. The Intercuspal Position and Dentistry
Chapter 2. Normal Function and Avoiding Damage to Restored Teeth
Chapter 3. Deflective Contacts, Interferences and Parafunction
Chapter 4. Reorganising the Occlusion
Chapter 5. Occlusion, the Periodontium and Soft Tissues
Chapter 6. Occlusion and Fixed Osseointegrated Implant Restorations
Chapter 7. Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders
Chapter 8. Occlusal Techniques
Contents of the DVD
Understanding Jaw Movement Animations:
A. Intercuspal Position (ICP)
B. Lateral Excursion into ICP Showing Disclusion
C. Canine Guidance and Group Function
D. Tracks of Posterior Movement
E. Crowning and Anterior Guidance
F. Protrusive Interference on Crown
G. Retruded Contact Position and ICP
H. Last Tooth in the Arch Syndrome
I. Cross Arch Pivot
Clinical and Laboratory Sequences:
J. TMD Examination
K. Occlusal Examination
L. Accurate Alginate Impressions
M. Centric Relation Registration
N. Facebow Record
O. Semi-adjustable and Average Value Articulator
P. Mounting Casts
Q. Occlusal Analysis
R. Trial Occlusal Adjustment
S. Clinical Occlusal Adjustment and Follow-up
The DVD is produced in 4:3 format.
Robert Wassell is a Teaching Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University. where he established the Restorative MSc and MClinDent programmes as well as undergraduate/postgraduate occlusion teaching. He also contributes to TMD teaching and research. He has an MSc in Conservative Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute UK.
Amar Naru is a practitioner in private practice and involved in postgraduate occlusion teaching. His PhD Digital image analysis of the human bite mark has contributed significantly to forensic dentistry. In this book, his skills in digital illustration and computer animation combine to aid the understanding of otherwise difficult concepts within dentistry.
Jimmy Steele is Chair in Oral Health Services Research and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University. He runs the undergraduate teaching in fixed prosthodontics and contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in occlusion.
Francis Nohl is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. He is a Specialist Trainer in Prosthodontics and leads the dental implant team at Newcastle Dental Hospital. In addition he is Degree Programme Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology. He has an MSc in Conservative Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute UK.