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DOI: 10.47026/2413-4864-2021-4-91-99

Losev K.V., Losev A.V., Verendeeva M.A., Kostyakova T.V., Kuzina O.V.

Methods of Deprogramming the Masticatory Muscles: Literature Review

Keywords: deprogramming masticatory muscles, methods of deprogramming muscles, choice of deprogramming method, centric jaw relation

Deprogramming of masticatory group muscles is an integral step in determining and fixing the centric jaw relation in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with orthopedic and orthodontic pathology of the maxillary system. The review presents the main methods for determining the centric jaw ratio using deprogramming of masticatory muscles, as well as indications for the use of these methods. In complete adentia, the most acceptable are the method of non-forced control of the mandibular movements, the Dawson method, the Schiler method, the method of recording the Gothic angle, transcutaneous electroneurostimulation. The above-listed methods can be used in partial adentia as well, and in the presence of all teeth in the oral cavity. In the pathology of the temporomandibular joint, deprogramming methods using the Lucia jig, a leaf gauge, Sliding Guide, as well as the method of recording the Gothic angle will also perform a diagnostic function. With the help of these methods, it is possible to change the design of long-wearing deprogrammers and medical devices. The most universal of these methods are the method of electronic recording of the Gothic arch and transcutaneous electroneurostimulation.


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Losev Konstantin V.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Pediatric Dentistry Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Losev Andrey V.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Verendeeva Maria A.
Senior Lecturer, Pediatric Dentistry Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Kostyakova Tatiana V.
Senior Lecturer, Pediatric Dentistry Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Kuzina Olga V.
Senior Lecturer, Pediatric Dentistry Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:

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Losev K.V., Losev A.V., Verendeeva M.A., Kostyakova T.V., Kuzina O.V. Methods of Deprogramming the Masticatory Muscles: Literature Review [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2021. – №4. P. 91-99. – URL: DOI: 10.47026/2413-4864-2021-4-91-99.