Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Mini ReviewVolume 1 Issue 6

What is Truly Terminal about Centric Relation

Tony Pensak*

General/Aesthetic Dentistry, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

*Corresponding Author: Tony Pensak, General/Aesthetic Dentistry, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Received: October 30, 2017; Published: November 08, 2017

Citation: Tony Pensak. “What is Truly Terminal about Centric Relation”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 1.6 (2018).


  Management of TMD is a controversial subject and is often based on the philosophy of the importance of centric relation. This article is an opinion piece, based on over 3 decades of clinical experience in successful occlusal bite rehabilitation and TMD management, based purely on occlusal and neuromuscular principles, while refuting the perceived value of the centric relation philosophy, which is still taught in the majority of North American dental schools.

Keywords: TMD; Centric Relation; SAM

Copyright: © 2018 Tony Pensak. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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