Knowledge, attitdude and technique in recording verticl dimension techniques

Knowledge, attitdude and technique in recording verticl dimension techniques

Author: 
LeyaMathews and Dr. Dhanraj
Abstract: 

Background: Vertical Dimension is defined as the distance between the two selected anatomic or marked points, one on a fixed and one on a movable membrane. A number of techniques is being practiced for the evaluation of vertical dimension occlusion but none of them is scientifically accurate than the other. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the different methods used by practitioners to record the occlusion and the complications faced by it. Aim: To evaluate the different techniques used to record vertical jaw relation Methodology: questionnaire was prepared and a cross sectional survey was conducted among 100 practitioners in Chennai city. The survey included a questionnaire with 10 questions to assess knowledge, attitude and technique of vertical jaw relation by the practitioners Conclusion: In this study, as per statistical analysis, 90% of the candidates preferred niswonger technique while recording vertical dimension at occlusion where as speech technique while recording vertical dimension at rest. Objective: to view the efficiency and the complications faced by the dental practitioners while recording the vertical dimension occlusion.

Paper No: 
1232