What is digital occlusion?
If dental occlusion defined as ‘the relation of the teeth of both jaws when in functional contact during activity of the mandible’, then digital occlusion refers to the computer-assisted assessment of this relationship. The science of digital occlusion is in the analysis and the interpretation of the collected data.
Digital Occlusion is an informational and educational platform which will
review occlusal concepts, present clinical cases, and examine future trends in dentistry
introduce viewers to the T-Scan technology and its 3D clinical applications in today’s dental practice
offer related articles, courses, and links to internet resources, and more!
Most dental practices have gone progressively more digital over the last 20 years
Scheduling, billing, record-keeping, radiology, and photography are performed electronically while occlusion is still in the analog age. To this day, most dental professionals rely exclusively on subjective articulating paper marks to measure and correct occlusions without precise knowledge of intensity, direction, and sequence of contacts. Posselt’s envelope of border movements defines the boundaries of a repetitive envelope of function. Every patient possesses a distinctive envelope characterized by a unique landing sequence of force contacts which can be measured, recorded, and analyzed. Such digitized diagnostic information will revolutionize occlusion in the age of digital dentistry.
The reality is that ‘occlusion confusion’ is still prevalent and that most dentists are left to reinvent the wheel, using a trial and error approach based on their own clinical experience.
Meet Dr. Supple
Dental occlusion has fascinated Dr. Supple during his 30 years in private practice and in 1990 he introduced his staff and his patients to the T-Scan technology. He teaches new dentists both dental and digital occlusion skills which will greatly benefit them and their patients.
Technology energizes the profession. New information accelerates change and advances ideas, concepts, and research. Progressive thinking will improve the standard of care and evidence-based learning will bring dental professionals closer together.Dr. Robert C. Supple