Article: Volume 46 Number 2 Page 100 - February 2019

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Restorative dentistry:  The Application of Occlusion in Clinical Practice Part 3: Practical Application of the Essential Concepts in Clinical Occlusion

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Abstract: Parts 1 and 2 of this series of articles addressed the clinical assessment of a patient’s occlusal scheme and, where indicated, noted the appropriate occlusal records required to permit further evaluations to take place. This article will focus on the clinical application of the principles discussed previously.

Clinical relevance: Following the assessment and recording of the static and dynamic intra-occlusal relationships, the application of the outcomes to achieve a long-term functional result is necessary to appreciate the relevance in clinical scenarios of the determinants, and their interaction is described.

Author notes: Subir Banerji, BDS, MClinDent(Prostho), PhD, MFGDP(UK), FICD, Programme Director MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry, (FoDOCS); Private Practice, Ealing, London, UK and Shamir Mehta, BDS, BSc, MClinDent(Prosth), FDS RCPS(Glas), FICD, Senior Clinical Teacher, Deputy Programme Director MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry Oral & Craniofacial Studies, King's College London (FoDOCS), Conservative & MI Dentistry, Unit of Distance Learning, Floor 18, Tower Wing, Guy’s Campus, St Thomas’s Street, London SE1 9RT

Objective: To outline the practical application of the essential concepts in clinical occlusion.

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