Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Current mainstream treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are mainly conservative therapies. However, these conservative treatments are symptomatic treatments, not causal treatments. ...
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Reference Position for Occlusal Analysis and Equilibration

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Kengo Torii


The value of retruded contact position (RCP) as a reference position for an occlusal analysis has not been demonstrated. On the other hand, muscular contact position (MCP) has been found to be important for a reference position in occlusal analysis and occlusal equilibration.


Reference position, muscular contact position, occlusal equilibration, retruded contact position, intercuspal position, occlusal analysis, Gothic arch tracing, terminal hinge movement, muscular position, Chin-point guidance, habitual closure, double-blind method, ligamentous position, tooth position, postural reflex, centric relation, gnathosonic technique, occlusal splint, median occlusion, electromyographic silent period, Myocentric, bite plate-induced occlusal position.


General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.