Occlusal Philosophy (Session 4)

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 14

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Philosophy Quizzes & Trivia

Test your gray matter on some practice occlusion questions :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The modern concepts of dental occlusion include all of the following: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Christensen

    • B. 

      Bioesthetics

    • C. 

      Gnathology

    • D. 

      Mutually-protected

    • E. 

      Orthocranial

  • 2. 
    True or false: Mutually-protected occlusion (proposed by D'Amico) entailed that anterior teeth predominantly supported contact in MIP, and posterior teeth predominantly supported contacts in lateral and protrusive excursions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    98% of dentistry follows the modern concept of conformative approach. In its early days, gnathology rarely failed in clinical practice, as the underlying philosophy was accurate.
    • A. 

      Both statements are true.

    • B. 

      Both statements are false.

    • C. 

      The first statement is true; the second is false.

    • D. 

      The first statement is false; the second is true.

  • 4. 
    As part of modern occlusal philosopy, the following goals serve as a guide to what is desirable: 1) Stable centric contacts 2) Bilateral balancing contacts 3) Cuspid disclusion or group function of anterior and occasionally posterior teeth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Bioesthetics concept is a good model for bruxers. The Pankey/Dawson concept is NOT recommended for a class III or anterior open bite patient.
    • A. 

      Both statements are true.

    • B. 

      Both statements are false.

    • C. 

      The first statement is true; second is false.

    • D. 

      The first statement is false; second is true.

  • 6. 
    The dental literature does NOT support the idea of restoring to the second premolar (AKA shortened dental arch), as differences in masticatory ability, TMD, and periodontal support are likely to ensue. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The modern concept of occlusal contacts is point to surface, and it may be used regardless of the extent of restorative needs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Select the main considerations in modern occlusal concepts.
    • A. 

      Posterior support for distribution of occlusal force

    • B. 

      Condylar path

    • C. 

      Plane of occlusion

    • D. 

      Anterior guidance

    • E. 

      Cuspid guidance

    • F. 

      Occlusal contacts

  • 9. 
    Anterior guidance, while best suited for anterior teeth, may be shared in an anterior open bite. Anterior guidance may occur completely on posterior teeth, which is termed partial group function.
    • A. 

      Both statements are true.

    • B. 

      Both statements are false.

    • C. 

      The first statement is true; the second is false.

    • D. 

      The first statement is false; the second is true.

  • 10. 
    The neutral zone is defined as the harmonious relationship b/t the tooth, tongue, and lips.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False