Dental occlusion is the way the teeth in the maxilla and mandible come together. We all know that whilst some patients occlude beautifully many patients have teeth that are out of position. We mostly accept our patient’s occlusion and work within that arrangement, remembering that the best articulator is to be found in the patient. This evening lecture discusses a sensible approach to the topic of occlusion in general dental practice. It will provide some current evidence based principles for guidance to understand this contentious and often confusing topic. The discussion will provide some practical guidelines and procedures to follow in practice.
Dr Asheen Behari is a general practitioner in private practice in Claremont, Perth. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993, subsequently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Implants at the University of Sydney. Dr Behari is a Clinical Associate lecturer in the Discipline of Oral Rehabilitation at the University of Sydney. He is actively involved in facilitating continuing education programs and in mentoring others. His general practice is focused on restorative and implant dentistry.