Article: Volume 48 Number 2 Page 164 - February 2021

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  Dent Update 2021; 48: 164-165

Technique Tips:  The Check Record

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Abstract: The check record is a simple technique used at the delivery stage of complete dentures that verifies the occlusion.1 It is an effective technique that requires the use of a pre-occlusal record on the arc of closure to allow the clinician and technician to identify occlusal errors and correct them.2 This article highlights the steps required as part of this method and summarizes the relative advantages and disadvantages of this clinical technique.

Author notes: Nimit J Patel, BDS (Hons), MFDS, RCPS(Glas), PGCert(DentEd), DCT3 Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital and A Damien Walmsley, PhD, MSc, BDS, FDS RCPS, Director of Internationalization, Professor and Head of Teaching Unit of Prosthetic Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital. email: