Book Index

Reading notes:

Crisis of Paradigm

Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC)

  • ​​​Masticatory cycles

    • Jaw opening width

    • Speed of mandibular movement

    • Complexity of chewing kinematics​

Temporomandibular Joint

  • Computerized Tomography of the TMJ

  • Magnetic resonance imaging of the TMJ


Mandibular kinematic replicators

  • Advantages and limits of  Kinematic replicators

    • Pantography

    • Axiography

    • Electrognatography

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

  • Free way space before stimulation

  • Free way space after stimulation

  • Closing trajectory from TENS


Electromyography (EMG)

  • EMG  Interferential pattern

  • EMG at rest position

  • Quantitative analysis of the EMG 

    • Fourier transform

    • Wavelett

Conclusions to the Paradigm crisis chapter

  • Incompleteness in the 'Research Diagnostic Criteria'

  • Need for a new paradigm

Extraordinary science

Masticatory Neurophysiology 

  • Center of the Masticatory Pattern

  • Mesencephalic mechanisms

  • Trigeminal Motor nucleus

Sensory network

  • Proprioceptive mechanisms

    • Neuromuscular spindles

    • Sensory mechanisms from the depressor muscles

    • Golgi Tendon Organs

  • Role of impulses from the neck muscles

  • Periodontal and Oral Sensory Factors

  • Pharyngeal sensory factors

  • Reflex of mandibular closure

  • Sensory factors of the TMJ



Electrophysiological overall view of the Masticatory System

  • Overall view of the Masticatory System

  • Trigeminal electrophysiological segmentation

    • ​Electric Motors Evoked Potentials

    • Magnetic Motors Evoked Potentials

    • Jaw jerk reflex

    • M-wave

    • Masseteric Mechanical Silent Period

    • Masseteric Electric Silent Period

    • Masseteric Laser Silent Period

    • Recovery Cycle of Masseteric Inhibitory reflex



Trigeminal System Connectivity