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Vertical Dimension MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Vertical Dimension
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The length of the face determined by the distance of separation of jaws. Occlusal vertical dimension (OVD or VDO) or contact vertical dimension is the lower face height with the teeth in centric occlusion. Rest vertical dimension (VDR) is the lower face height measured from a chin point to a point just below the nose, with the mandible in rest position. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p250)
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Mandibular Rest Position
Rest Vertical Dimension
Vertical Dimension at Rest
Vertical Dimension of Occlusion
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Vertical Dimension Preferred
Rest Vertical Dimension Narrower
Vertical Dimension of Occlusion Narrower
Mandibular Rest Position Narrower
Vertical Dimension at Rest Narrower
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