Functional Occlusion in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Functional Occlusion in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics,
Edition 1
By Iven Klineberg and Steven Eckert

Publication Date: 10 Oct 2015

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This highly-illustrated volume has been specially designed to demystify the principles of occlusion and provide readers with an easy-to-access, full colour guide to this essential although highly complex subject area.

Prepared by international opinion leaders, Occlusion: Principles and Practice is rich in pedagogy with pull-out boxes, clinical vignettes, end-of-chapter summaries and an impressive array of explanatory artworks and clinical colour photographs.

Over 300 pages provide a clear explanation of the biological principles underlying occlusion in addition to a deep exploration of the latest evidence-based clinical research. The book is also accompanied by an on-line collection of clinical videos and dynamic MRI scans to further reinforce understanding of the complex issues explored within.

Designed to give readers more confidence in clinical practice, Occlusion: Principles and Practice will be ideal for senior dental undergraduates and qualified practitioners, especially those undertaking postgraduate exams in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics.

Key Features

  • An easy-to-read, easy-access format presents the newest evidence-based clinical research on occlusion.
    • A companion website supports the book with three video clips: condyle movements within the glenoid fossa, relationship between condylar translation and rotation, and movement of the condyle–disc assembly recorded by MRI.
    • ~Nearly 300 full-color photographs and illustrations depict occlusal conditions, principles, and treatment.
    • A world-renowned team of expert contributors offers practical insights gained from years of clinical research and experience. 
    • Summary tables, key points boxes, and helpful hints and tips make it easier to assess and manage occlusal issues and TMJ problems.
    About the author
    By Iven Klineberg, Professor, Westmead Centre of Oral Health, Australia and Steven Eckert
    Table of Contents
    Preface and Introduction
    1. The biological basis of a functional occlusion: the neural framework
    2. Periodontal micro- and immuno-biology
    3. Occlusion and health  
    4. Occlusion and adaptation to change – neuroplasticity and its implications for cognition
    5. Jaw movement and its control  
    6. Anatomy and pathophysiology of the temporomandibular joint  
    7. Occlusal form and clinical specifics  
    8. Occlusal diagnostics for treatment planning  
    9. Articulators, transfer records and study casts
    10. Physiological considerations of oral implant function  
    11. Occlusion and principles of oral implant restoration  
    12. Implant rehabilitation and clinical management
    13. Temporomandibular joint disorders
    14. Jaw muscle disorders
    15. Occlusion and periodontal health
    16. Occlusion and orthodontics
    17. Occlusion and fixed prosthodontics
    18. Occlusion and removable prosthodontics
    19. Occlusion in maxillofacial prosthetics
    20. Occlusal splints and management of the occlusion
    21. Occlusal adjustment in occlusion management
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780723438090
    Page Count: 276
    Illustrations: Approx. 310 illustrations (260 in full color)
    Retail Price: £70.00