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This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to explain the origin of and possible solutions to many different occlusal problems. Dr. Peter E. Dawson guides the reader along the way providing balanced explanations of theory and technique. He also debunks many popular misconceptions through practical discussion of their origins and the deficiencies of the arguments behind them. Different sides of many philosophies are presented while guiding the reader to the most functional and esthetic solution to various occlusal situations. Hundreds of full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams show aspects of the masticatory system, the epidemiology of occlusal problems, and procedures for finding the ideal occlusion. Whether the reader is a general dentist, a specialist, or a technician they will find this book applicable to their treatment methods and philosophies.
The role of TMJs and occlusion in “everyday” dentistry. The role of occlusion in orofacial pain and TMD, and in anterior esthetics. Simplified occlusal equilibration and how to explain this process to patients. The functional matrix concept for exceptional, foolproof smile design. The five options for occlusal correction and how to apply them to practice.
In the study of occlusion, Dr. Dawson’s textbooks are the leading references in dentistry. “Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design” was published in 2006 by Elsevier, has sold over 10,000 copies and is currently in its third printing. Its popularity has led it to be officially translated into Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Dr. Dawson’s first book, “Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems,” was first published in 1974 with a second edition published in 1988. The book became so popular that it was translated into nine languages.