Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2016, vol. 22, issue 3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
Pages: 1242-1247
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2016223.1242
Published online: 05 August 2016

J of IMAB 2016 Jul-Sep;22(3):1242-1247
Mariana Dimova1 Corresponding Autor, Hristina Arnautska2, Desislava Konstantinova2, Ivan Gerdzhikov1, Tihomir Georgiev3, Dimitar Yovchev4
1) Department of Prosthetic dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria
2) Department of Prosthetic dentistry and orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University -Varna, Bulgaria
3) Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University-Varna, Bulgaria
4) Department of Imaging and Oral Diagnostics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria.

The aim of this study was to investigate and analyze the possible correlations between findings by manual functional analysis and clinical occlusal analysis in TMD-patients.
Material and methods: Material of this study are 111 TMD-patients selected after visual diagnostics, functional brief review under Ahlers Jakstatt, intraoral examination and taking periodontal status. In the period September 2014 - March 2016 all patients were subjected to manual functional analysis and clinical occlusal analysis. 17 people (10 women and 7 men) underwent imaging with cone-beam computed tomography.
Results: There were found many statistically significant correlations between tests of the structural analysis that indicate the relationships between findings.
Conclusion: The presence of statistically significant correlations between occlusal relationships, freedom in the centric and condition of the muscle complex of masticatory system and TMJ confirm the relationship between the state of occlusal components and TMD.

Key words: freedom in the centric, deep bite, TMD,

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Dimova M, Arnautska H, Konstantinova D, Gerdzhikov I, Georgiev T, Yovchev D. CORRELATIONS BETWEEN FINDINGS OF OCCLUSAL AND MANUAL ANALYSIS IN TMD-PATIENTS. J of IMAB. 2016 Jul-Sep;22(3):1242-1247. DOI:

Correspondence to: Assoc. Prof. Mariana Dimova, PhD, DSc, Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine – Sofia; 1, St. George Sofiyski blvd., 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 21 May 2016
Published online: 05 August 2016

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