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Orientation of the plane of occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2384897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was made of 28 dentulous Chinese Singaporean adults, using lateral skull radiographs. Various craniofacial reference lines and their relations to the maxillary occlusal line were analyzed. The orientation of the natural occlusal line in Chinese adults differed significantly from Swedish white adults. The Frankfort horizontal line in particular was considered disadvantageous as a clinical reference plane largely because of the acknowledged variation of its inclination between Chinese Singaporean and Swedish white adults. The shallow anatomic cant of the maxillary occlusal line in the Chinese patient could be misrepresented by a steep mechanical inclination on the articulator.
R K Ow; S K Djeng; C K Ho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of prosthetic dentistry     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0022-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prosthet Dent     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-18     Completed Date:  1990-09-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376364     Medline TA:  J Prosthet Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Dentistry.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
Cephalometry* / methods
Dental Occlusion*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Incisor / anatomy & histology
Mandible / anatomy & histology
Maxilla / anatomy & histology*
Nose / anatomy & histology
Observer Variation
Temporal Bone / anatomy & histology

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