Handbook Details Use of the T-Scan in Measuring Occlusion

Richard Gawel


The Handbook of Research on Clinical Applications of Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine (three volumes), edited by Robert B. Kerstein, DMD, includes contributions from 20 authors describing the use of the T-Scan digital occlusal analysis system in measuring occlusion. 

Developed by Tekscan Inc., the T-Scan is the only digital occlusal analysis system that reveals the timing of force on the individual teeth and the occlusal stability of the overall bite, the company reports. With the T-Scan, Kerstein teaches a measured system designed to improve the success of common bite-related procedures.

The new publication builds upon the two-volume 2015 edition, also edited by Kerstein, with enhanced chapters and new research findings illustrating the scope and breadth of the field of computerized occlusal analysis and modern dental medicine, Tekscan says. 

“With T-Scan, dentists can better preserve their installed bridgework and implant restorations, better protect their brittle ceramic aesthetic dentistry, and, most importantly, improve the quality of their patients’ lives with improved bite comfort and chewing function,” Kerstein said. 

With 19 chapters, more than 800 full-color figures, and a list of references, the book presents findings and research on applications for occlusal analysis technologies such as dental arch digitalization, temporomandibular disorders, hypersensitive dentition, temporomandibular joint vibration analysis, orthodontic monitoring, orthodontics, periodontal treatment, and implant and conventional prosthodontics. 

“Any classroom teaching digital dentistry, whether at the university level or a continuing education course, will benefit from teaching the innumerable impacts of digital occlusal technology across the entire digital workflow,” said Kerstein. “Even though digital dentistry is still a new and growing concept, this handbook shares decades’ worth of validation that is vital to dentistry’s future.”

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