working occlusion


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work·ing con·tacts

points of contact of artificial or natural teeth on the side of the occlusion toward which the mandible has deviated.

working occlusion

Etymology: AS, weorc + L, occludere, to shut
the occlusal contacts of teeth on the side of the jaw toward which the mandible is moved.

working occlusion

The usual method of contact of teeth as the mandible is moved to one side during chewing.
See also: occlusion

working occlusion,

n See occlusion, working.
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Working end of a periodontal probe.