Pattern of occlusal contacts in eccentric mandibular positions in dental students

Fereidoun Parnia, Elnaz Moslehi Fard, Katayoun Sadr & Negar Motiagheny
Background and aims. This study observed occlusal contacts and their area on the teeth during lateral mandibular movements. The percentage of each occlusal pattern was determined. Materials and methods. Fifty subjects (male: 27, female: 23), aged 20-29 years, were included in the study. The criteria for selection were as follow: all subjects (i) were in their twenties; (ii) had normal occlusal alignment, no temporomandibular signs and symptoms with Angle’s Class I relationship; (iii) had full...