Improvement in sporting achievement
Occlusodontology is surely the dental discipline that has evolved the least in the last 30 years.
Can it still be considered as an aspect of dentistry in the same way as prosthesis, endodontics or periodontics is?
Different theories emanating from different authors seem to coexist, making the search for its reality even more vague and opaque.
This reality is nevertheless revealed during prosthetic failures or unexplained clinical symptoms. Would there be several truths or simply a misunderstanding as to its real nature?
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To understand the occlusion, it is enough to study the different stages of its genesis:
From 1970 to 1978, the cranio-mandibular connection, that is, the skeletal bone frame, became a deciding factor in occlusion. The school of gnathology led by DAWSON, CELENZA talked about centric connection defined in a purely structural way (the most posterior position of the condyle in the glenoid cavity).
It was already known that the dental arcades belonged to the skull.
From 1980, a holistic approach made its appearance in the form of kinesiology (NAHMANI, MEERSMANN, and GELB). Occlusodontics has now become recognised as being essential for athletes and all those wishing to improve their performance.
Later, posturology provided a framework for interdisciplinary examination and diagnosis. The individual, considered as a system, becomes by his experience and his history the main actor of his health and his pathology.
general: the individual through his/her history and symptoms • regional: the cranio-mandibular connection • local: the teeth A purely dental conception cannot grasp occlusion. Here, we may quote DUBOS “Think globally, act locally”