Free Article: The Concept of the Complete Exam

concept of the complete examinationProper and complete clinical evaluations are the basis of proper and complete diagnoses, which in turn lead to relevant and predictable treatments. 

In this article, originally published in Inside Dentistry, Dr. Leonard Hess discusses the necessary components of a complete exam:

  • Palpation of the muscles of mastication
  • Evaluation of the range of motion of the mandible
  • Evaluation of the dentition for sign of instability
  • Evaluation of the occlusion and requirements of occlusal stability
  • Determination of the restorability of the TMJ.

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