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1

The science that treats the biology of masticatory mechanisms as a whole is called?

Gnathology

2

What are the three categories of muscles of mastication?

-Elevators
-Protruders
-Retruders

3

Which muscles are elevators?

-Masseter
-Medial Pterygoid
-Temporalis

4

Which muscle is a protruder?

-lateral pterygoid

5

Which muscle is a retruder?

-Digastric

6

Which muscles are the supra hyoids?

-geniohyoid
-mylohyoid
-digastric
-stylohyoid

7

What are the infra hyoid muscles?

-thyrohyoid
-sternohyoid
-stenothyroid
-omohyoid

8

What is neutroclusion?

Class I (normal)

9

What is Distoclusion?

Class II (maxillary teeth protrude out more "overbite")

10

What is Mesioclusion?

Class III (mandibular teeth protrude "underbite")

11

What are the main teeth relationships you look at to determine occlusion?

Molars and cuspids (canines)