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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 228

Occlusion: The gateway to success

Department Public Health Dentistry MCODS, Mangalore Manipal University, India

Date of Web Publication11-Jun-2013

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Ramya Shenoy
Department Public Health Dentistry MCODS, Mangalore Manipal University
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.113274

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Dear Editor,

I am grateful to the Editorial team of J Interdiscip Dentistry for publishing the article "Occlusion: The gateway to success" [1] under invited review. The article is very informative. Author has systematically described the various aspects of occlusion which is a very complicated aspect of dentistry. The simple diagrams in the article are self explanatory.

Occlusion should involve the concept of multifactorial functional relationship between the teeth and other components of masticatory system for the proper function of it. Achieving proper occlusion during restorative procedure will lead to excellent prognosis and long lasting restorations. Occlusion is the starting and the ending position of all functional movements of stomatognathic system. Therefore, it is necessary to know and to understand the occlusion and its functional physiology for better reconstructive procedure. Author has described the correlation between theory and clinical aspects of occlusion in a very organized way. I expect JID to bring out more such articles.

To add further to this article, dental undergraduate students should be taught theoretically as well as clinically to examine the patients for malocclusion during any restorative procedure to prevent complications later. I suggest the reader to go through "guidelines to practice" by Davies et al. [2],[3] and Jagger [4] for good occlusal practice.

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1.Mohan B, Sihivahanan D. Occlusion: The gateway to success. J Interdiscip Dentistry 2012;2:68-77.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Davies SJ, Gray MJ, Smith PW. Good occlusal practice in simple restorative dentistry. Br Dent J 2001;191:365-81.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Davies SJ, Gray MJ. The examination and recording of the occlusion: Why and how. Br Dent J 2001;291:302.  Back to cited text no. 3
4.Jagger RG. A clinical guide to occlusion: An introduction. Br Dent J 2001;191:233.  Back to cited text no. 4


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