Builds his first articulator with ISS together with transversal inclination according to Ackermann and Fischer.
Albert Gerber's Inventions
Denture stability during mastication
Presentation at the SSO-Congress in Lugano.
Results of his studies about teeth contact during mastication.
Guidelines to develop new molars
Propositions for a new generation of physiologically shaped molars for functional mastication.
Translative movement (ISS)
Describes the transversal movement today known as “Immediate Side Shift”
Adds the retrusive movement in his second series of Translator-articulators.
Condylator and Condyloform
Announces his articulator under the name Condylator and his teeth under the name Condyloform (International Trademark Register).
Condylator with double-cones
Gerber Condylator-Simplex with double-cones functioning in a defined aperture to obtain a physiologic envelope of movement. Controlled capacity of movement including centric and retrusive position. Patent.
Gerber-Cylinder and Gerber-Puffer –
First precision attachments as rigid anchor for overdentures. Patent.
Condyloform posterior teeth for the lingualised occlusion known as the Gerber Method. Patent.
First series with adjustable angle for the condyle path additional to the mechanically simulated three dimensional guidance of TMJ movements in his Simplex Condylator. Individual settings are possible according to the extraoral registration with the Gerber Dynamic Facebow.
From Mortar-Pistil principle to Condylar-Theory
Confirmation of his research of the coordinated movements between concaved fossa and convexed condyle (1) and convexed cusp of the upper posterior teeth working in the concaved fossa of the lower posterior teeth (2, 3).
Harmonia Dentium – Oro-Facial Harmony
Positioning of the anterior teeth according to facial asymmetries. Conformation of Gysi’s research defining the anteriors’ size to the Principles of Embriogenetics.
Logic and mystic of TMJ
Despite all technological achievements many TMJ problems remained unresolved.
Definition of occlusally determinated ortho- and malpositions of the condyle in temporomandibular disorders.
Warning against the “most retruded position”
Albert Gerber gave a clear warning against the “most retruded position” being the physiological starting position for all fixed and removable prosthodontic work.
Vario-devise on the Gerber Condylator to be used for the enlargement of pathologically reduced joint space - as part of therapy in temporomandibular disorders. Patent.
Gerber’s-Centric – contra Terminal Hinge RCP/MRP (Retruded Contact Position / Most Retruded Position)
A lobby supported by American articulator manufacturers calling themselves “State of the Art Lobby” after decades of hard fighting accept the value of his Condylator’s retrusive movement, however only tolerated Gerber’s-Centric as an acceptable reference.
How we really chew – Food loading position
The working condyle is located in retral-upper-sideway“ position and the balancing condyle in “anterior-lower-inside” position before the chewing act starts. Film of G. Preti, Torino, first shown at the Gerber Suvretta Course in St. Moritz.
Functions having to work – A. Gerber: Funktionnen, die funktionieren müssen. Quintessence Video (Błniger, Ammann) based of a selection of patients-case films (Gerber, Bissegger).
“Don’t tell us why it won’t work, tell us how to make it happen”
With these words Nils Guichet, inventor of the Denar articulator closed his last speech as President of the AES in Chicago and by this gave the “laurel of victory” to Gerber’s physiological concept.