1. Functional aesthetics
2. Functional occlusion. Understanding and thinking
3. The envelope of function: understanding and importance
4. The complete examination: 12 steps to perform a complete exam
5. Diagnostic records. What to take and why
6. Incisal edge position: its importance to aesthetics and function
7. Phonetics: how to design with phonetics in mind
8. Diagnosis and treatment planning
9. Communication: with your patients, specialists & technicians
10. Preparation, planning and quality control
This book provides all the information needed by the dentist in order to understand functional occlusion and describes a coherent method that, through application of principles of form and function, allows the delivery of predictable, natural, and long-lasting aesthetic results. After clear explanation of the concepts of functional aesthetics, functional occlusion, and the envelope of function, the 12 stages of a complete examination are carefully set out, with accompanying rationale. Similarly, full guidance is provided on acquisition of appropriate diagnostic records, comprising perfect impressions, facebow transfer, centric relation bite record, and digital photographs. Further, a method for correct determination of the incisal edge position is presented, with explanation of the importance of this position to aesthetics, function, and phonetics. A step-by-step description of the treatment planning process is then provided, followed by guidance on preparation design and fabrication of restorations. Readers will find the book to be an invaluable aid to attainment of consistent aesthetic results based on stable occlusion.
Neeraj Khanna, BSc, DDS, is CEO/owner of Khanna Dentistry, a practice dedicated to excellence in complete, comprehensive, and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Khanna gained his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI, in 1993 and then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Rochester School of Dental Medicine/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He subsequently pursued further education focusing on aesthetic dentistry at the Dawson Academy, St. Petersburg, FL. He has practiced in this field for over 25 years, with emphasis on attainment of harmony in jaw joints, muscles, supportive tissues, and teeth in the most aesthetically pleasing way. Dr. Khanna is a Senior Faculty educator with the Dawson Academy and continues to provide education to Dentists domestically and internationally. His passion & dedication provides him the leadership to not only educate but to inspire and help change the lives of so many Dentists.