Dental occlusion and its relationship with general health

교합과 전신 질환

  • Park, Eun-Jin (Ewha Womans University, School of Medicine, Dept. of Dental Prosthodontics) ;
  • Cho, Byeong-Gap (Yonsei Christmas Dental Clinic) ;
  • Bae, Hanna Eun-Kyong (Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Dental Hospital, Department of Prosthodontics)
  • 박은진 (이화여대 의학전문대학 치과보철과) ;
  • 최병갑 (연세크리스마스 치과) ;
  • 배은경 (가톨릭대학교 서울성모치과병원 보철과)
  • Published : 2010.07.01


The relationship between dental occlusion to temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), systemic symptoms and health has been discussed and theoretical reasons have been the foundation for treatments performed by various areas of alternative treatments. It has been noted that there have been increase in the available methods and treatments for the general public regarding these areas of treatment modality. Korean Academy of Stomatognathic function and Occlusion have carried out literature review of five of those treatment theories available; they are Craniosacral mechanism, Osteopathy, Myodontics, Chirodontics, Dental distress syndrome and Quadrant theorem. Each of these modalities will be introduced and brief summary of their efficacy and efficiency will be discussed.



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