Peter E Dawson

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The following position paper regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) was authored by Dr Peter Dawson on behalf of the American Equilibration Society for presentation to the National Institutes of Health, Technology Conference on Management of Temporomandibular Disorders, given April 29 through May 1, 1996, in(More)
Interarch occlusal relationships are defined by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) position. Determination of the most physiologic joint position is a logical prerequisite for occlusal analysis. Existing classification systems for occlusion do not consider TMJ position or condition when relating the mandibular arch to the maxillary arch or the range of adaptive(More)
There is an old adage: never discuss divergent views concerning religion and politics with friends; you could lose a friend and create an enemy. Perhaps a variation on this notion applies to certain topics in dentistry and orthodontics. To this end, an acrimonious environment will surely ensue in the dental community when contending views are expressed(More)
Centric relation is the accepted term for defining the condylar axis position of intact, completely seated, properly aligned condyle-disk assemblies. However, some structurally deformed temporomandibular joints may function comfortably, even though they do not fulfill the requirements for centric relation. A wide range of temporomandibular disorders from(More)