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5 Requirements for Occlusal Stability

dental occlusionThere is nothing more critical for the practicing dentist than the abilities to both recognize occlusal instability and achieve occlusal stability. The fundamental goal of treatment planning is to achieve a result that will not cause breakdown in the stomatognathic system and to provide long-term stability.

These 5 requirements of occlusal stability are:

1. Stable contacts on all teeth of equal intensity in centric relation

2. Anterior guidance in harmony with the envelope of function

3. All posterior teeth disclude during mandibular protrusive movement

4. All posterior teeth disclude on the non-working side during mandibular lateral movement

5. All posterior teeth disclude on the working side during mandibular lateral movement

In this complimentary whitepaper, Senior Faculty Member, Dr. Glenn DuPont, outlines and explains the the 5 criterion necessary for long-term stability and occlusal stability.

A few of these criterion involve:

  • Stable contacts
  • Anterior guidance
  • Disclusion

To download this whitepaper, click here.

Glenn DuPont, D.D.S. graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1979, and joined the practice of Dr. Peter Dawson and Dr. Reuben “Pete” Roach in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since then he has been learning, practicing and teaching concepts of restorative dentistry. Dr. DuPont is a past president of the Pinellas County Dental Association and American Academy or Restorative Dentistry. In addition, he is a senior faculty member of The Dawson Academy and an Affiliated Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry. He is a member of the the American Equilibration Society and is involved with many other study groups and professional organizations. Dr. DuPont has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally.