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Chapter 4 – A System of Finishing the Occlusion- Step 10 through Step 16       28:51


This chapter covers Step 10 through Step 16 in the System of Finishing the Occlusion:


  • Step 10: Evaluating dental positions and noting changes to be made on the Detailing Form
  • Step 11: Evaluate maxillary right posteriors: Facial contours and crown torque and note changes
  • Step 12: Evaluate the maxillary left posteriors for facial surfaces, torque, cusp length, occlusal table, central fosse, and lingual cusp alignment
  • Step 13: Evaluate the Mandibular Anteriors-
  • Step 14: Evaluate the Mandibular Right Posterior-facial contours and need for torque changes
  • Step 15: Evaluate the Mandibular Left Posterior-facial surfaces, torque, functional cusps, cusp heights, fosse alignment, and flatness of the occlusal table
  • Step 16: Check intercuspation of the occlusion with the patient in the supine position

This course was written by Dr. Rebecca Poling based on the article published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodpedics in May of 1999, "A Method of Finishing the Occlusion" that was written by her.


This course was originally released in 2007 and was updated in 2014. It will then expire in 2017. The author(s) of this course have no relationships that may create a conflict of interest with the content of it. No images in this course have been altered to misrepresent treatment outcomes.








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