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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 1     12. Jan. 2016
Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 1  (12.01.2016)

Page 50-52, doi:10.11607/ijp.4380, PubMed:26757328


Analyzing Complete Denture Occlusal Contacts: Accuracy and Reliability
Mpungose, Sandile K. D. / Geerts, Greta Aimee V. M.
The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy and reliability of interpreting occlusal markings made by articulating paper on complete dentures intraorally. Clinical teachers at a training hospital interpreted occlusal markings intended for adjustment. Their scores were compared to a control score to determine accuracy. For reliability determination, the observations were repeated. Only between 20% and 30% of observations were found to be both accurate and reliable. Unless the procedure can be standardized, this technique shouldn't be considered appropriate prosthodontics protocol for balancing the occlusion of complete dentures.