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J Oral Rehabil. 2009 Sep;36(9):636-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2009.01978.x. Epub 2009 Jul 7.

Calibration of T-Scan sensors for recording bite forces in denture patients.

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Department of Cell Biology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX 75390-9039, USA.


Although measurement of maximum voluntary biting force is an important indicator of health of the masticatory system, few commercially available transducers have been validated for routine clinical use. The T-Scan III system records distribution of relative forces around the tooth row during clenching, but not absolute forces. This study assesses the reliability of T-Scan sensors with and without protection materials and develops calibration curves that allow measurement of absolute forces with the T-Scan III.

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