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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2011 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

An Innovative Miniature Bite Force Recorder

Sarabjeet Singh, Ashok K Utreja, Navreet Sandhu, Yadvinder S Dhaliwal

Keywords : Bite force, Laboratory calibration test, Myoelectric activity,Gnathodynamometer

Citation Information : Singh S, Utreja AK, Sandhu N, Dhaliwal YS. An Innovative Miniature Bite Force Recorder. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (2):113-118.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1093

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In this study, a detailed description of development of a new novel bite force recorder (gnathodynamometer) using solid state components is vividly explained. This state of the art authenticated device can be used to assess the complex function of human bite force, which is the net resultant combination of functional response of various craniomandibular structures consisting of interrelated components, like the muscles of mastication, joints, teeth and the neuromuscular system. The consistency and accuracy of the bite force recorder was reaffirmed by doing a detailed laboratory calibration and clinical testing on 30 adult subjects.


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