An evidence-based guide to occlusion and articulation. Part 5: New roots: titanium and its influence on occlusion; and to cusp or not to cusp?




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Although this is essentially a review, it has not been written in the passive, third-person style normally associated with scientific writing, as it is intended to be thought-provoking and, hopefully, educational. It has therefore been written in more of a conversational style,
and is aimed at students, dentists and dental technicians who are receptive to a slightly different view of occlusion and articulation, based on evidence. Occlusion is a topic that has become a kind of archaic minefield of conflicting ideas, propositions, and above all,
solutions, most of which are based on a complete lack of understanding of the evolution and development of teeth, and by extension, of clinically objective evidence.


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Owen, C. (2022). An evidence-based guide to occlusion and articulation. Part 5: New roots: titanium and its influence on occlusion; and to cusp or not to cusp?. South African Dental Journal, 77(05), 277–281.

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