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.



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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