Occlusion (Craniomandibular Dysfunction)
Credit Hours: 1
The design of this course meets the requirements of graduate students in Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics in particular, and other students in general.
The course provides the background for the static and dynamic aspects of occlusion and its importance in clinical dentistry. Topics on stomatognathic physiology and craniomandibular dysfunctions are adequately covered. Engineering principles of Mandibular motion to explain the articulator design principles of occlusion in natural and restored dentitions will be reviewed and presented, as necessary, in laboratory demonstrations.