Presenter: Ian W. Tester DDS, MSc



Understanding condylar position is an essential part of diagnosis and treatment. Confusion created by varying philosophies of occlusion has led many practitioners to only view the dentition in maximum intercuspation. This webinar will emphasize the importance of developing a diagnosis that is “joint based”. The terms centric relation and reference position will be defined and discussed. Past and current research will be presented to support case presentations where joint based diagnosis is critical.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the terms mediotrusion, laterotrusion, protrusion and lateroprotrusion and their synonyms at the level of the temporomandibular joints and the teeth
  2. Define the terms ICP/MIP, RCP and their synonyms
  3. Define occlusal interference, guidance, compression and distraction of the temporomandibular joints
  4. Define the terms Centric Relation (CR) and Reference Position (RP)
  5. Understand the limitations of triple trays
  6. Understand the importance of using a reference position in diagnosis
  7. Describe a bite registration technique to capture reference position (RP)

Presenter: Ian W. Tester DDS, MSc

Course Details

CE Hours

1.0 Hour

Subject Code

180 Occlusion


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