Statistical evaluation of some mandibular reference positions in normal young people

Antonio D'Addona, Virgilio F. Ferrario, Chiarella Sforza, Atessindro Miani, Antonio D’Addona, Gianluca Tartaglia

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Mandibular rest position, swallowing occlusal position, and maximum opening were evaluated in a sample of healthy young adults (52 male, 27 female) using a mandibular kinesiograph. It was found that males have a significantly greater vertical dimension of rest than do females, while there were no gender differences in the maximum opening. Most of the subjects had a swallowing occlusal position that coincided with or was very near to the position of maximum intercuspation. Reported data allow the definition of a three-dimensional normal range of variability of maxillomandibular positions during the functional tests most frequently used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-165
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Deglutition
  • Dental Occlusion
  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jaw Relation Record
  • Male
  • Mandible
  • Mastication
  • Movement
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Reference Values
  • Temporomandibular Joint
  • Vertical Dimension


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