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Vertical Dimension MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Vertical Dimension
Tree Number(s)
E06.276.459.733
Unique ID
D014716
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014716
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Mandibular Rest Position
Rest Vertical Dimension
Vertical Dimension at Rest
Vertical Dimension of Occlusion
Public MeSH Note
66
History Note
66
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1996/06/10

No Qualifiers
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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