Dental Prosthesis

Occlusion and TMA2

Oclusão e ATM

Curse code:9791113

João Miguel Rua Gonçalves

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The aim of this course is to present the general application of TMJ and Occlusion in Prosthodontics. Is interconnected with other disciplines of the course, giving students the opportunity to experience other techniques and materials applications in oral rehabilitation.
At the end, the student must be capable to generally:

  • Understand the concept masticatory organ.
  • Understand the functional biomechanics of the masticatory organ complex and all its components.
  1. The TMJ and masticatory organ concept.
  2. Evolutionary aspects: vertical posture, speech and mind.
  3. Ontogeny and phylogeny. Functional periods of the deciduous dentition.
  4. Ontogenesis. Functional mixed dentition periods. Definitive teeth.
  5. Functional areas of occlusion.
  6. Plans and compensation curves.
  7. Functional lines of the arches.
  8. Concepts of Occlusion.
  9. Compensation mechanisms.
  10. Vertical dimension.
  11. Normal teeth and malocclusions.
  12. Kinematics of mandibular biomechanics.
  13. The different joint movements.
  14. Articulators and its importance in clinical and laboratory practice.
  15. Instrumental functional analysis.
  16. Pain and temporomandibular dysfunction.
  17. Approach and treatment of TMD: Splints.
  18. Bruxism and stress in oral rehabilitation.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Slavicek R (2006) The Masticatory Organ: Functions and Dysfunctions, 2nd ed. ISBN:3-9501261-1-2.
  • Maniere-Ezvan A, Brocard D, Schittly J. Oclusão – Princípios Práticos. ISBN:85-7307-945-2.
  • Mohl ND, Zarb GA, Carlsson, Rugh. Fundamentos de Oclusão.
  • Okeson P (2005) Bell’s Orofacial Pains, 6th ed., Quintessence Publishing CO. ISBN:0-86715-439-X.
  • Carlsson GE, Magnusson T, Guimarães AS (2006) Tratamento das Disfunções Temporomandibulares, 1st ed. ISBN:978-85-87425-62-1.


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