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Computerised occlusal anaylsis

A presentation of the clinical application of a bite measuring device, T-Scan for the interpretation of tooth contact markings generated with articulating papers and foils. Computer handling of the data allows a display of timing of tooth contact during occlusion and excursive movements to differentiate between harmful deflective interferences and stable occlusal stops. Clinical cases demonstrate a particular relevance of this information during the final fitting and adjustment stages of implant supported dental prostheses where proprioceptive feedback is altered. Patient acceptance and the benefits of automatic recording of all occlusal adjustments carried out will also be discussed.

Helen HarrisonHelen Harrison qualified in 1985 from the Royal London Hospital and gained a Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995. She has run her own practice in Cambridge since 1991 (www.grantadental.co.uk).

Helen’s particular interests and skills are in providing high quality repairs and replacements for teeth together with prevention of dental problems. She has a particular interest in the functional aspect of the teeth and jaw joints and their interrelationship with general health and fitness.

Qualifications BDS(Lond) MFGDP(UK)

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