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The mandibular position indicator (MPI) was used to compare condylar position between centric relation (CR) and centric occlusion (CO) for 107 patients before orthodontic treatment. The MPI data were examined to determine frequency, direction, and magnitude of CO-CR difference; and data were analyzed for possible correlation to the patient's Angle(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Rigidity is a requirement of removable partial denture frameworks. Although commonly used by dentists, the U-shaped (horseshoe) maxillary major connector lacks the rigidity of other maxillary major connector designs. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of changing width, thickness, and shape on the rigidity(More)
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