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Articulators and Facebows

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session describes some basic aspects of articulators and facebows.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • identify the range of articulators and facebows available to the clinician
  • describe some of their properties
  • list their advantages and disadvantages

It is essential that the clinician is aware of the patient’s occlusal needs and also to inform the dental technician of the need to select articulators appropriately. For example, for a simple wax up, a simple articulator will suffice but in complex occlusal rehabilitation, a more sophisticated articulator will be required. Both the clinician and the technician must be proficient in their usage.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • basic dental occlusion
  • basic dental anatomy
Instructors / Speakers
Fraser McCord,

Fraser qualified in 1970 and spend 10 years in general dental practice before becoming a Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at Edinburgh Dental Hospital in 1980.

He became a lecturer in Prosthodontics in 1983 and, in 1986, was awarded a doctorate also from the University of Edinburgh.

In 1989 he was appointed a Senior Lecturer/Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in the University of Manchester Dental School and in 1992 was appointed to the Chair of Restorative Care of the Elderly.

In 2002, he was Dean of Manchester Dental School and in 2006 moved to the Chair of Restorative Dentistry in the University of Glasgow. Also in 2006, he was President of the BSSPD and in 2008, was awarded the Gold Medal of the BSSPD.

His main interest within Restorative Dentistry is Prosthodontics and he has co-authored 5 textbooks on prosthodontics and has in excess of 100 reviewed publications.

Articulators and Facebows
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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