Facially-Generated Occlusal Vertical Dimension
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00


This course discusses in detail the importance of determining and creating ideal occlusal vertical dimension for individual patients.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Recognize how a deficient facial vertical dimension negatively impacts facial beauty.
  2. Determine a patient's optimal facial height.
  3. Explain the importance of repose in facial analysis.
  4. Correlate facial features and occlusal plane position.
  5. Plan treatment that will optimize occlusal function, smile esthetics, and overall facial beauty.

Facial height has a profound effect on attractiveness. Occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) determines facial proportion at maximum intercuspation and influences facial dimension at rest. Deficient facial height visibly compromises optimal facial beauty. This course explores the dependent relationships between the OVD and facial esthetics and discusses the role of facial analysis in determining an optimal OVD.


  1. Introduction

  2. Facial Proportion and Attractiveness

  3. Occlusal Plane Position and Facial Height

  4. Summary


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