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DLT 104 - Dental Occlusion

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to the principles of techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth, control of inlay wax application, restoring occlusal surfaces and clinical crowns to ideal occlusion, functional occlusion on articulated casts, and philosophies of different wax added systems.

Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
Corequisite(s): DLT 104LB  
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to properly articulate dental casts and restore functional occlusion to multiple teeth using a wax added technique.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth.
  2. Perform waxing exercises to develop control of tools and inlay wax application.
  3. Demonstrate wax added techniques to restore occlusal surfaces to ideal occlusion.
  4. Reconstruct anatomical features of the occlusal surface using various colors of wax.
  5. Demonstrate wax added techniques to restore the complete clinical crowns to ideal occlusion.
  6. Perform sculpting of the maxillary and mandibular arches in wax using a wax added technique.
  7. Develop functional occlusion on mounted models using the wax added technique.
  8. Describe the E.V. Payne and P.K. Thomas wax added system.

Outline:
  1. Trace and Label All Aspects of the Maxillary Teeth Using Anatomical References
    1. Trace all surfaces of each of the maxillary teeth
    2. Label each surface (i.e. buccal, lingual, mesial, distal, occusal)
    3. Label common anatomical features
    4. Label anatomical features unique to each tooth
  2. Trace and Label all Aspects of the Mandibular Teeth Using Anatomical References
    1. Trace all surfaces of each of the maxillary teeth
    2. Label each surface (i.e. buccal, lingual, mesial, distal, occusal)
    3. Label common anatomical features
    4. Label anatomical features unique to each tooth
  3. Control of Inlay Wax Application
    1. Dental inlay wax safety and manipulation
    2. Waxing exercises to develop temperature control
    3. Stacking balls/snow man
    4. Make an arch
    5. Write name in wax
  4. Restore Occlusal Surfaces to Ideal Occlusion Using Various Colors of Wax
    1. Apply cusp cones
    2. Apply marginal ridges
    3. Apply axial
    4. Apply ridges
    5. Apply triangular ridges
    6. Smooth and finish
  5. Restore Clinical Crowns to Ideal Occlusion Using Various Colors of Wax
    1. Apply cusp cones
    2. Apply marginal ridges
    3. Apply axial
    4. Apply ridges
    5. Apply triangular ridges
    6. Duplicate axial contour
    7. Duplicate embrasures
    8. Duplicate emergence profile
    9. Smooth and finish
  6. Functional Occlusion on Articulated Casts Using Inlay Wax
    1. Apply cusp cones
    2. Apply marginal ridges
    3. Apply axial
    4. Apply ridges
    5. Apply triangular ridges
    6. Duplicate axial contour
    7. Duplicate embrasures
    8. Duplicate emergence profile
    9. Confirm occusal contacts with articulating film
    10. Smooth and finish
  7. Compare and Contrast Philosophies of E.V. Payne and P.K. Thomas
    1. E.V. Payne wax added system
    2. P. K. Thomas wax added system
    3. Cusp to fossa vs. cusp to marginal ridge occlusion


Effective Term:
Fall 2016



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