The BiteFX Blog for All Things Relating to Occlusion

Dental and Periodontal Consequences of Osteoarthritic TMJs

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

Condylar Degeneration and Occlusal Drifting: Illustrations and Explanations

 

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Calculating Where the Condyle Goes from Centric Relation

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 @ 16:02 PM

Firstly my apologies to those who read my first post on this subject "Do You Measure Where the Condyle Goes from Centric Relation?" as it has taken much longer than I intended to write this follow-up post on the calculations I've put together.

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Occlusion and Bite Force - Good Use of BiteFX by Dr. Frank Spear

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 @ 17:12 PM

I was recently sent a link to a preview of an occlusion and bite force course put together by Dr. Spear. He makes good use of one of the BiteFX animations to explain when the TMJ disc can and cannot be loaded. If you'd like to see it, it's at:

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A First Step Towards Understanding Occlusion

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 @ 17:10 PM

Here’s an interesting article written for Dentistry Today last year (2010). It presents the three golden rules of occlusion – rules that are accepted by all parties whatever their particular occlusal slant may be. This is a great article for anyone wanting to cut through the confusion and establish a basic understanding of occlusion;  an understanding that they can start putting into practice almost immediately.

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Do You Measure Where the Condyle Goes from Centric Relation?

Posted by Doug Brown on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 @ 15:10 PM

We were exhibiting at the International Academy of Gnathology meeting last week so I had the opportunity to sit in on some of the very interesting presentations they had on their program. One of the presentations in particular has set me thinking so I thought I’d share its challenge on our blog. It was given by Dr. Tom Basta, one of the directors of the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education and titled “Occlusion – Myths & Realities”.

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