Disclusion Time Reduction Publications

1.       Kerstein, R.B., and Farrel, S., Treatment of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome with occlusal equilibration. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1990; 63:695 - 700.

2.       Kerstein, R.B., Wright, N., An electromyographic and computer analysis of patients suffering from chronic myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome; pre and post - treatment with immediate complete anterior guidance development. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1991; 66(5):677 - 686.

3.       Kerstein, R. Disclusion time reduction therapy with immediate complete anterior guidance development: the technique. Quintessence International. 1992;23:735 - 747.

4.       Kerstein, R.B., A comparison of traditional occlusal equilibration and immediate complete anterior guidance development. Cranio. 1993;11(2):126 - 140.

5.       Kerstein, R.B., The hows and whys of disclusion time reduction therapy. Dentistry Today. 1993;12(3)34 - 37.

6.       Kerstein, R.B., Anterior guidance enhancement before disclusion time reduction.Dentistry Today,1993;12(6)57 - 59.

7.       Kerstein, R.B., Alternative splint design to reduce Disclusion Time in severe open occlusion patients. Dentistry Today, 1994;13(3):68 - 73.

8.       Kerstein, R.B., Disclusion Time Measurement Studies: Stability of disclusion time. a 1 year follow - up study. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 1994;72(2):164 - 168

9.       Kerstein, R.B., Disclusion time measurement studies; Part 2: A comparison of disclusion time length of 49 chronic myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome patients to 40 non - patients. A population analysis. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 1994; Vol. 72(5), 473-480.

10.   Kerstein, R.B., Treatment of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome with occlusal therapy to reduce lengthy disclusion time - a recall study, Cranio, 1995; 13(2):105-115.

11.   Kerstein, R.B., Chapman R., and Klein, M., A comparison of ICAGD (Immediate complete Anterior Guidance Development) to "mock ICAGD" for symptom reductions in chronic myofascial pain dysfunction patients. Cranio, 1997: 15(1):21-37

12.   Abstract of Kerstein, R.B., Chapman R., and Klein, M., A comparison of ICAGD (Immediate complete Anterior Guidance Development) to "mock ICAGD" for symptom reductions in chronic myofascial pain dysfunction patients.  (Cranio,  15(1):21-37,1997), TMJ Update. Vol. 15, No.2, Mar/Apr 1997

13.   Kerstein, R.B., Current Applications of Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine. General Dentistry 2001;49(5);521-530.

14.   Kerstein, R.B.; DuPont, Glenn: Anterior Guidance and Muscle Function, Contemporary Esthetics, April 2001, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 96-109.

15.    Kerstein, R.B.; Combining Technologies: A Computerized Occlusal Analysis System Synchronized with a Computerized Electromyography System, Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, April 2004, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 96-109.

16.   Kerstein, RB. Radke J. The effect of Disclusion Time Reduction on maximal clench muscle activity level. Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, July 2006: 24 (3); 156-165.

17.  Kerstein RB. Reducing chronic massetter and temporalis muscular hyperactivity with computer-guided occlusal adjustments. Compendium of Continuing Education 2010;31(7):530-543

18.  Kerstein RB, Radke J. Masseter and temporalis excursive hyperactivity decreased by measured anterior guidance development.  The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, 2012; 30(4):243-254

19.  Kerstein, R.B., Radke, J. Clinician accuracy when subjectively interpreting articulating paper markings. The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice 2013;32 (1):13-23.

20.  Thumati, P., Manwani, R., & Mahantshetty, M. The effect of reduced disclusion time in the treatment of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome using immediate complete anterior guidance development protocol monitored by digital analysis of occlusion. The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice, 2014; 32(4), 289-299.

Textbook Chapters

21.  Kerstein RB. Time-sequencing and force-mapping with integrated electromyography to measure occlusal parameters. In Informatics in Oral Medicine, Ed. Adriani Daskalaki, 2010 IGI Global, Hershey PA

22.  Kerstein, R.B. (2015). Employing T-Scan Synchronized with Electromyography to Treat Chronic Occluso-muscle Disorder. In Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine,  Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6587-3

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