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What are the mandible and maxilla terms in regard to the jaw?
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: Upper, lower
Maxilla - upper jaw Mandible - lower jaw

In brief: Upper, lower
Maxilla - upper jaw Mandible - lower jaw
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: It forms the joint
The maxilla holds the upper teeth and provides occlusion for the lower teeth.
It also forms the TMJ joint with the mandible.

In brief: It forms the joint
The maxilla holds the upper teeth and provides occlusion for the lower teeth.
It also forms the TMJ joint with the mandible.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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