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occlusal

 [ŏ-kloo´zal]
pertaining to closure.
1. pertaining to the masticating surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth, or to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusion rims.
2. designating a position toward the hypothetical plane passing between the mandibular and maxillary teeth when the jaws are brought into approximation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl),
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims) or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

occlusal

(ə-klo͞o′zəl, -səl)
adj.
Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially the chewing or biting surfaces: occlusal wear.
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oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl)
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. dentistry Pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims), or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Occlusal

A brand name for SALICYLIC ACID.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

oc·clu·sal

(ŏ-klū'zăl)
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure.
2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing occlusal units (teeth or occlusion rims) or masticating surfaces of posterior teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It is measured from the facial surface of the more lingual tooth (usually the mandibular incisor) and the incisal edge of the more facial incisor (usually in the maxilla).18 For lateral excursions and occlusal interferences both working and balancing side occlusal contacts were recorded.
The present study was carried out with the aim of evaluating the difference in the mesiodistal inclination of permanent maxillary and mandibular first molars in Angle's Class I, II, and III molar relationships in relation to the occlusal plane.
The participants were randomly assigned to perform the tasks with the occlusal splint, at the first session, and without it 48 hours later or vice versa.
Regarding the evaluation of malocclusion, 4,332 (63.2%) preschoolers had at least one of the occlusal problems evaluated and, thus, were considered as having malocclusion.
The prepared surface is parallel to the occlusal plane to provide stress resistance along the major axis of the tooth [14].
The TMJ Concepts patient-fitted TJP in conjunction with orthognathic surgery for TMJ and jaw reconstruction is a valid option for patients with HFM because (1) no bone graft donor site is required; (2) it does not require reconstruction of the glenoid fossa; (3) it is a patient-fitted device to meet a patient's specific anatomic requirements for mandibular advancement, vertical lengthening, and TMJ reconstruction; and (4) treatment results are highly predictable and stable in relation to skeletal and occlusal stability, TMJ function, improved facial balance, and comfort.
On the basis of collected data, we can conclude that changes in pain intensity in VAS scale were observed in both groups: the gothic arch tracing method (group I) and wax occlusal rims method (group II).
All participants were completely dentate (except for third molars), with Angle class I occlusal relationship, no signs and symptoms of TMD, and without previous extensive occlusal/restorative therapy.
In the described study (22) there was no significant association between TMD and occlusal contact asymmetry (p = 0.466).
Our study however did not take into consideration the effects of palatal plane, occlusal plane, mandibular plane and the over jet.
The prevalence of malocclusion and the distribution of occlusal characteristics in Puerto Rican adolescents in the municipality of San Juan, PR, are currently unknown.