The Dawson Academy (www.thedawsonacademy.com) offers a free whitepaper addressing contacts on anterior teeth. According to the whitepaper author, Dr. Peter E. Dawson, there is confusion among dentists regarding contacts on anterior teeth. This paper clarifies the position of the Dawson Academy, a provider of dental continuing education.
If front teeth hit first in centric relation, according to Dr. Dawson, there is no functional movement of the mandible that can allow posterior teeth to contact at any jaw position.
The whitepaper covers various topics in detail, including: most problematical tooth-to-tooth contact; what does not happen; and the goal of a perfected occlusion.
To download and read this free whitepaper, click here.