Covering both new and proven techniques in this rapidly changing field, this book helps you provide solutions to many common occlusal and TMD problems. Clear descriptions ensure that you develop a complete understanding of both normal and dysfunctional occlusal relationships and masticatory function. With this book's conservative, cost-effective approach, you'll achieve your treatment goals while keeping the best interests of your patients in mind.
Solid foundation of the anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical aspects of the masticatory system gives you the basic foundation for clinical use.
Detailed how-to information on clinical examination, data gathering, and differential diagnosis for temporomandibular disorders helps you learn to correctly plan treatment.
Clinical Comment boxes give you critical thinking points and instructions on how to apply these to everyday clinical practice.
NEW! Robust Q-website features an image library, case studies, and NBDE-style questions.
NEW! Full-color design offers more vivid clinical photos, illustrations, and information.
NEW! Major revisions to Part II with specific detail to Etiology provides more up-to-date information on this critical area.
NEW! Patient education sheets include the most common TMDs.
NEW! Updated treatment algorithms are included for each TMD.
Part I: FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY 1. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Masticatory System 2. Functional Neuroanatomy and Physiology of the Masticatory System 3. Alignment and Occlusion of the Dentition 4. Mechanics of Mandibular Movement 5. Criteria for Optimal Functional Occlusion 6. Determinants of Occlusal Morphology Part II: ETIOLOGY AND IDENTIFICATION OF FUNCTIONAL DISTURBANCES IN THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM 7. Causes of Functional Disturbances in the Masticatory System 8. Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders 9 History of and Examination for Temporomandibular Disorders 10. Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Disorders Part III: TREATMENT OF FUNCTIONAL DISTURBANCES OF THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM 11. General Considerations in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders 12. Treatment of Masticatory Muscle Disorders 13. Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders 14. Treatment of Chronic Mandibular Hypomobility and Growth Disorders 15. Occlusal Appliance Therapy 16. Treatment Sequencing Part IV: OCCLUSAL THERAPY 17. General Considerations in Occlusal Therapy 18. Use of Articulators in Occlusal Therapy 19. Selective Grinding 20. Restorative Considerations in Occlusal Therapy Appendix