Paul R Geissler

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A method of transducing mandibular movements in speech using synchro-transmitters is described. Incisal occlusion was shown to have an important part to play in the amount and direction of jaw movement. Mandibular positions were shown to be precise and repeatable, especially for the 's' sound. Insertion of intra-oral appliances of varying dimensions did not(More)
Much research has suggested that anxiety is involved in the temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), but it is not clear whether it is a cause or a consequence of the disorder. The present study attempts to resolve this issue. Thirty-two patients suffering from temporomandibular joint syndrome and 32 sex- and age-matched dental clinic controls completed the(More)
Thirty-seven patients with mandibular dysfunction syndrome (MDS) and 30 age-, sex- and education-matched dental outpatient controls were assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory, the Hassles Scale and a symptom checklist derived from the DSM-III criteria for somatization disorder. MDS patients had higher levels of depressive symptoms than control(More)