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Cranio. 2018 Sep 10:1-7. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2018.1512197. [Epub ahead of print]

Is PostureScreen® Mobile app an accurate tool for dentists to evaluate the correlation between malocclusion and posture?

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a Department of Prosthetic Dentistry , University of Medicine and Pharmacy , Cluj Napoca , Romania.
b Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Chronic Pain , CH Marmande-Tonneins , Marmande , France.



To determine whether PostureScreen® Mobile app is a useful, simple tool that is accessible for dentists to evaluate the correlation between malocclusion and posture.


Twenty-nine subjects underwent static and dynamic dental occlusion examinations and a postural exam with PostureScreen® Mobile app, a photographic method. The subjects were divided into groups depending on their static and dynamic occlusion features. The postural parameters were then compared between these groups.


Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) for some postural parameters were obtained for Angle Class 1 vs. 2 and 3 and for the passive interference group and active premature contacts group during left lateral movement. There were no statistically significant differences regarding protrusion and right lateral movement.


Dental occlusion anomalies and posture pathological modifications can be inter-related. PostureScreen® Mobile app might represent a useful tool in the early diagnosis of dental occlusion pathology.


Dental Occlusion; Mobile Apps; Posture

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