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The original theories of occlusion ( 'clusion' = closing, 'oc' = up ) have centered around a completed act. With great emphasis on physiology and the recognition of psychophysiological disorders, these static anatomic approaches have been given way to a much broader and more dynamic conceptual viewpoint which embraces all the functional, parafunction and dysfunctional interrelationship that exist amongst the components of the stomatognathic system - as a result of contacts between occlusal surfaces of the teeth. This contemporary definition includes psychological as well as physiological aspects of function and dysfunction. Thus the field of occlusion is mainly involved with the careful study of the interactions among the three components (i.e. the dentoperiodontal complex, the craniomandibular articulation and the neuromusculature) and their consequences. Occlusion has thus been referred to as stomatognathic orthopedics, i.e. that branch of dentistry specifically dealing with the presentation and restoration of the function of the stomatognathic system, its articulations and associated structures.
Explanation: Tcheliust = is either jaw (superior or inferior). As it is not specified, keep it simple, and general, translate only as "maxilar". [If anythig it more like to be inferior = jaw].
Zub = of course means tooth = dental.
Medical doctor qualified in Moscow, 33 years of practice in the UK
DrSantos Local time: 18:56 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 39