Discussing (Centric) Relationship

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Edition V17N01 | Year 2020 | Editorial Diarios da Oclusão | Pages 92 to 95

João Palmieri

THE DEFINITION OF CENTRIC RELATION (CR) AND its clinical application still generate much controversy within dentistry. The latest version of the Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms (GPT-9) defines Centric Relation as “a maxillomandibular relationship, independent of tooth contact, in which the condyles articulate in the anterior-superior position against the posterior slopes of the articular eminences; in this position, the mandible is restricted to a purely rotary movement; from this unstrained, physiologic, maxillomandibular relationship, the patient can make vertical, lateral or protrusive movements; it is a clinically useful, repeatable reference position” .

Palmieri J. Discussing (Centric) Relationship. J Clin Dent Res. 2020 Jan-Apr;17(1):92-5.

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