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Introduction: Relocation of posterior occlusal plane is of prime importance in prosthodontic practice. Various landmarks are used to determine the occlusal plane like lateral border of the tongue, retromolar pad, ala- tragus line, cephalometry. The purpose of this study was to determine which part of the retromolar pad correlates with the occlusal plane in kashmiri population. Material and methods: The study was done on 50 males and 50 females. A stainless steel scale was used to record the level of retromolar pad coinciding with the occlusal plane intraorally. Results: In majority of subjects occlusal plane coincided with middle part of retromolar pad in both males and females. Conclusion: In kashmiri population middle third of retro molar pad can be taken as a reliable landmark for relocating occlusal plane in complete denture construction.

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[Nazia Majeed Zargar and Falak Naz. (2017); LOCATION OF POSTERIOR OCCLUSAL PLANE WITH REFERANCE TO RETROMOLAR PAD IN KASHMIRI POPULATION. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 1003-1005] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Dr. Nazia Majeed Zargar
Governement Dental College, Srinagar, JAmmu and Kashmir


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2843       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2843

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