34366 - Gnathology

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  • Teacher Stefano Chersoni

  • Credits 3

  • SSD MED/28

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in School of Dentistry (cod. 8204)

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will have a preparation that allows you to know the basics of Gnathology. In particular, the student is able to:? l know? anatomy and physiology of? temporomandibular joint (TMJ)? l know? etiology of craniomandibular disorders (DCM);? recognize the clinical signs of D.C.M;? diagnose D.C.M;? set a therapeutic approach in cases of DCM;

Course contents

The course addresses both gnathology the many multidisciplinary aspects of the physiology of the cranio-cervical joint is the main guidelines to address and approach the therapy gnathological through in-depth analysis of the following topics:

Positions of the jaw

Occlusion in the intercuspal


Types of occlusion: tooth to tooth, to-two

Mutually protected occlusion

Bilateral balanced occlusion

mandibular movements

Lateral movement: working side and balancing side

Protrusion movement of the mandible

Polygon Posselt and Gothic arch

Curve of Spee and Wilson

Angle of eminence

Bennett angle

anterior guidance

Overjet and overbite

Classes Ackermann

Relations between overjet / overbite and angle of eminence

Frankfurt plane and the Camper

Types of articulators

Table summarizing the characteristics of the articulators

Adjusting the values ​​adaptable articulators

Arcon Arcon articulators and Non-
Course contents:


Il trattamento delle disfunzioni e dei disordini temporomandibolari - 7ª edizione


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