Kent L Knoernschild

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The purpose of this article is to discuss how traditional dental school curricula are inconsistent with research in how learners learn. In the last ten years, there has been considerable discussion about the need for dental education reform, and innovative changes have occurred in the curricula of a number of U.S. dental schools. However, efforts in(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the quantity of prosthodontic literature produced globally by continent in three prosthodontic journals over a 10-year period, 1998-2008. Prosthodontic research productivity relative to economic status of countries and collaboration among countries grouped by economic status was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The existence of mandibular lateral translation and the approaches to its measurement and interpretation by using a pantograph are controversial. PURPOSE This study evaluated the validity of using a pantograph to measure mandibular lateral translation and analyzed human pantographic tracings to determine whether they exhibited(More)
An innovative fixed partial denture design for restoring a posterior edentulous space is described. The distal retainer is conventionally luted with a zinc phosphate cement, and the mesial retainer is luted with a resin cement. Contingency planning, which involves placement of a nonrigid connector between the pontic and the distal retainer, allows(More)
There is continual controversy concerning the use of radiographs to determine the position of the mandibular condyle within the glenoid fossa for the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders. This study compared joint space measurements from transcranial radiographs and linear tomographs with the anatomic joint space to determine whether(More)
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