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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 4 ( July-August, 2012 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Evaluation of the Cadiax Compact® II Accuracy in Recording Preadjusted Condylar Inclinations on Fully Adjustable Articulator

Ahmad Hasan Ahangari, Kianoosh Torabi, Sasan Rasaei Pour, Safoura Ghodsi

Citation Information : Ahangari AH, Torabi K, Pour SR, Ghodsi S. Evaluation of the Cadiax Compact® II Accuracy in Recording Preadjusted Condylar Inclinations on Fully Adjustable Articulator. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012; 13 (4):504-508.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1176

Published Online: 01-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Mandibular movement analysis is a critical step in making the functional occlusal morphology and improving the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). Cadiax Compact® is an electronic condylograph that claims to record the horizontal condylar inclination (HCI), Bennett angle (BA) and relative shape of the articular eminence. This study aims at assessing the accuracy of Cadiax Compact® II in its claimed abilities.

Materials and methods

The electronic condylograph (Cadiax Compact®II) was fitted on the fully adjustable articulator (gamma dental reference- SL). After setting of HCI and BA on the arbitrary degrees, eccentric movements were produced manually on the articulator. The Cadiax recorded these preadjusted angles and the accuracy of its recordings was assessed by comparison of the results with the preadjusted HCI, BA and color inserts as references.

Results

The majority of the comparisons showed statistically significant differences between articulator settings and Cadiax recordings. However, the maximum difference was about 2.5° which seems acceptable for clinical practice.

Conclusion

The obtained results showed that Cadiax Compact is an accurate and reliable instrument for diagnostic purposes, yielding reproducible measurements. Despite this, Cadiax is a technically sensitive device that can preclude its routine usage.

How to cite this article

Ahangari AH, Torabi K, Pour SR, Ghodsi S. Evaluation of the Cadiax Compact® II Accuracy in Recording Preadjusted Condylar Inclinations on Fully Adjustable Articulator. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(4):504-508.


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