DEGD 7222. Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics 2 and Clinical Occlusion. 3 cr. hrs.

Students complete manikin based fixed prosthodontic projects. Functional anatomy and physiology of the masticatory system are introduced as it relates to the biomechanics of jaw movement. This is correlated with a hands-on component where the students perform an analysis of occlusion of a patient. The student performs all aspects of an occlusal analysis including fabrication of diagnostic casts articulated in centric relation, analysis of functional occlusion, and selective grinding of casts.