The Development of Nonanatomic Denture Occlusion: Part IV

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Abstract

This fourth and final part of a four-part series concerned with the development of nonanatomic denture occlusion follows nonanatomic tooth design from the time of Victor Sears' first nonanatomic tooth patent through the end of the 20th century. Part IV concentrates on nonanatomic teeth developed during the last five decades of the 20th century. Many of the designs featured in this series exhibited genius, while others are pure nonsense. Sears claimed that a new nonanatomic tooth design appeared every 9 months on average during the first 30 years of nonanatomic tooth production. Many current nonanatomic tooth patents are further refinements of those earlier designs.

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