Dr Attiq Rahman explains the intricacies of occlusion at the LCIAD Study Club at the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Dr Morteza Mazinanian and Dr Attiq Rahman gave a well attended taster course on the aspects of occlusion with most relevance to dental practice. An enjoyable evening with dinner and drinks provided a platform for open questions and set a taster for the launch of the LCIAD Academy next year which will cover courses on occlusion as part of its new structure.
Morteza guided the audience through the basic science, anatomy and physiology of occlusion. This laid the groundwork for a basic understanding of how occlusion was not just about how the teeth meet but also involved the temporomandibular joints, muscles of mastication and neurophysiological control which varies from patient to patient in the role of occlusal dysfunction.
Dr Attiq Rahman then gave clinical examples of how proper assessment of occlusion and malocclusion and temporomandibular joint and occlusal disease is vital to ensure predictable patient management.