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centric occlusion

 

Definition:

  1. the relation of opposing occlusal surfaces that provides the maximum planned contact and/or intercuspation;
  2. the occlusion of the teeth when the mandible is in centric relation to the maxillae.

Synonym(s): centric contact

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