A method for testing the amount of deformation and level of force required to produce permanent injury to the dentition

Clarke, Amy W. (2016) A method for testing the amount of deformation and level of force required to produce permanent injury to the dentition. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Sporting injuries are the cause of up to a third of dental injuries each year. There is a 95% chance of permanent disfigurement to the most visible upper front teeth due to an impact to the mouth. This project developed a methodology to investigate the biomechanics of the teeth and their supporting structures in post-mortem human specimens. Using this method controlled loads can be applied to the teeth and their deformation and movement in the maxilla measured. Development of this methodology producing a robust and repeatable method capable of measuring injury thresholds will help to design better dental protective devices.

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ID Code: 97989
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Pearcy, Mark & Adam, Clayton
Keywords: Dentition, Teeth, Mouthguard, Tooth injury, Biomechanics, Biomechanical properties of teeth, Injury biomechanics, Mouthguard effectiveness, Mouthguard protection
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2016 00:25
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 00:25

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