The Handbook of Research on Clinical Applications of Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine (three volumes), edited by Robert B. Kerstein, DMD, is now available for dental practitioners. The second edition of the Handbook focuses on evidence measuring occlusion with the T-Scan Digital Occlusal Analysis System, and features contributions from 20 industry research and dentistry experts from around the world.
T-Scan is used to evaluate the occlusion of a patient. According to a press release from Boston-based Tekscan Inc, the system’s developers, unlike articulating paper, which can only determine location, T-Scan can identify both force and timing when measuring the occlusion.
The Handbook is an update to Kerstein’s 2015 edition, and includes updated chapters featuring new research findings related to the field of computerized occlusal analysis and modern dental medicine. It features 19 chapters containing over 800+ full-color figures and a comprehensive list of references making it a good resource for dental healthcare providers, educators, researchers, students, and dental healthcare professionals.
The research and findings covered in the Handbook cover a range of applications for occlusal analysis technologies such as dental arch digitalization, temporomandibular disorders, hypersensitive dentition, temporomandibular joint vibration analysis, orthodontic monitoring, orthodontics, periodontal treatment, and implant and conventional prosthodontics.