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9039412 Illumination system for dentistry applications  
A dental illumination apparatus includes a lamp system mounted on a support structure. The lamp system includes a light source. A control system is provided for controlling the activation of the...
9028251 Illuminating dental instrument, coupling and method of use  
A dental instrument, or a coupling connectable to the dental instrument, comprises an illuminator having a plurality of light emitting diodes that are each capable of emitting light at a selected...
9020228 Method for identifying a tooth region  
A method for identifying tooth regions. The method includes generating a first threshold image from a first tooth image by selecting intensity data values higher than a first predetermined...
8998616 Laser curettage  
Laser ablation is used in curettage to treat periodontal disease. After an initial step of ablating afflicted tissues, an anti-microbial rinse is applied. A flexible fiber optic guide is the...
9000332 Apparatus and method for heating an endodontic instrument by infrared radiation  
An apparatus and method for heating an endodontic instrument by infrared radiation includes a housing defining a chamber. An infrared heating element is positioned within the chamber. The housing...
8998609 Techniques for standardized imaging of oral cavity  
A method, system and apparatus for imaging an oral cavity of a subject include a bracket comprising a mouthpiece and a camera mount. The mouthpiece has upper and lower bite guides disposed on a...
8992216 Interproximal tooth defects detection  
There is provided a method for detecting interproximal tooth defects such as caries by injecting light at one or more wavelengths into a tooth and detecting reflected/diffracted light or emitted...
8984699 Light-emitting oral care implement  
An oral care implement comprises a head with a plurality of cleaning elements, and a light source incorporated into or adjacent the head. The light source is incorporated prior to the attachment...
8979535 Compositions for infiltration and/or sealing of hard tooth tissue and corresponding methods  
A method for infiltration and/or sealing of hard tooth tissue and for detection of caries in the infiltrated region or under the seal by means of fluorescence, is described. The method includes...
8982200 Intraoral camera with light collecting faces that deflect light close to an imaging window  
An intraoral camera including a main body case, an intraoral insertion component mounted on the front side of the main body case, an imaging window provided to the intraoral insertion component,...
8971999 Intra-oral scanner  
An intra-oral scanner includes an optical output unit; an optical output control unit to rotate the optical output unit along a first reference axis or moves the optical output unit so as to...
8956156 Device for treating peri-implantitis  
A device includes: a cylindrical first main body having a bottom surface, an inner side surface, and an outer side surface, the first main body having at least one electromagnetic wave irradiation...
8951187 Intraoral imaging system  
An intraoral imaging system includes a receiving module that communicates with an imaging display device. The imaging device includes handle having a transmitter module and a power source as well...
8948482 Motion compensation in a three dimensional scan  
The present disclosure provides computing device implemented methods, computing device readable media, and systems for motion compensation in a three dimensional scan. Motion compensation can...
8944813 System for detection, treatment and coverage feedback of oral health conditions  
The oral health appliance (10) includes a source of light (16) having a wavelength which is suitable for determination of oral health conditions, as well as treatment thereof. An assembly (16) in...
8940033 Method and apparatus for whitening teeth  
An apparatus for whitening teeth comprises a mouth tray comprising a horseshoe-shaped trough sized to accommodate a dental ridge. A planar projection extends from the outer side of the trough so...
8939766 Dental tools for photo-curing of dental fillings  
A dental tool for use in photo-cured filling processes. The dental tool includes a tool tip formed from a material that allows the transmission of ultraviolet and visible light wavelengths through...
8922920 Self-positioning light filtering device and replaceable filter  
A self-positioning light filtering device including a rotational bearing having concentric outer and inner components rotatable relative to one another. The inner component defines an opening for...
8911409 Light for oral anesthesia injection syringe  
A light for use with an oral anesthesia syringe that is received into a passageway of a barrel of the light. When the syringe is received into a first opening in a proximal end of the barrel's...
8905924 Illuminated dental prop  
The present invention relates to an illuminated dental prop for holding a patient's mouth open during dental procedures. The illuminated dental prop is completely disposed within the patient's...
8888489 Method of simultaneously cleaning and whitening teeth  
A tooth cleaning and whitening method applies a light transmitting oxidizing gel to the teeth, after which a hand-held LED light source with a light transmitting lens and a cup forming a chamber...
8866894 Method for real-time visualization of caries condition  
A method for displaying live video of a tooth identifies a tooth tissue region in a viewable image frame obtained from a video stream and processes pixel data within the tooth tissue region to...
8839476 Oral care apparatus applied to the removal of dental plaque  
An oral care apparatus includes: a care member; an orientation detection unit; an area estimation unit; a light source that emits light having a predetermined wavelength to which plaque reacts; a...
8830303 Method and device for optical scanning of three-dimensional objects by means of a dental 3D camera using a triangulation method  
A dental 3D camera for optically scanning a three-dimensional object, and a method for operating a dental 3D camera. The camera operates in accordance with a triangulation procedure to acquire a...
8821158 Method and apparatus for matching digital three-dimensional dental models with digital three-dimensional cranio-facial CAT scan records  
The system creates digital images of teeth topography using a dental impression tray that provides registration information for integration of a digital three-dimensional model with a digital...
8803958 Global camera path optimization  
Disclosed herein are various techniques for improving global path optimization in a system that uses camera path for three-dimensional reconstruction. A subset of frames of data for the global...
8768025 Dental shade mapping  
A method and apparatus for generating a color mapping for a dental object. The method includes generating a transformation matrix according to a set of spectral reflectance data for a...
8737706 Image analysis method  
A method for detecting indications of dental caries in an image of a tooth. The method comprises fitting a model to the image to identify a part of the image representing an outside edge of the...
8721327 System and method for detection and removal of dental tartar  
A dental tartar detection and removal device (10) comprises a powered tartar removal instrument (12) adapted to be displaced along a tooth (T), illumination means (14) for illuminating with an...
8721844 Dental composite curing system, apparatus, and method  
Dental curing systems, apparatuses, and methods may include a light source, a perforated plate, and a dental composite. The perforated plate may be positioned between the light source and the...
8708534 Light-emitting device  
The light-emitting device 1 has a translucent cover 10 having a cylindrical shape and a flat light-projecting surface 11 facing to the light-emitting part of an LED 20. The LED 20 is arranged in...
8702422 Device and method for cleaning the oral cavity  
Devices and methods for cleaning an oral cavity by positioning a device suitable for detecting and removing plaque from the surface within the oral cavity having applied thereto a fluorescent...
8685318 Apparatus for sanitizing oral appliances  
An apparatus for sanitizing oral appliances is provided. The apparatus includes a housing movable between open and closed positions, at least one ultraviolet light source for emitting one or more...
8687859 Method for identifying a tooth region  
A method for identifying tooth regions. The method includes generating a first threshold image from a first tooth image by selecting intensity data values higher than a first predetermined...
8682043 Method of merging anatomical data and surface data of a patient's dentition  
A method of obtaining and merging volumetric data and surface data of a patient's dentition for use in designing and/or manufacturing a prosthodontic component, such as a drill guide, an implant,...
8678819 Surgical guide, and a method for positioning a drill using the surgical guide  
A surgical guide used in implant treatment. A wire is mounted to a mockup at the orientation at which an implant fixture should be embedded. A guide member of a surgical guide is fitted to a tooth...
8674694 Coil system and method for post-exposure dosimetry using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy  
An apparatus and method for triaging patients according to radiation exposure operates by measuring electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of fingernails, toenails, and/or teeth. A coil structure...
8675290 Monocular three-dimensional imaging  
A three-dimensional imaging system uses a single primary optical lens along with various configurations of apertures, refocusing facilities, and the like to obtain three offset optical channels...
8647119 Methods and kits with fluorescent probes for caries detection  
Methods and kits are provided for identifying carious lesions using a detectable fluorescent probe that binds to the lesion and an optical device. The detectable probe includes a molecule, a...
8641235 Light, light fixture assembly, and patient module for use in a medical setting  
A patient module for use in a medical setting is provided. The patient module includes a patient seating assembly and at least one of a medical instrument for use in providing treatment to a...
8620045 System , method and article for measuring and reporting craniomandibular biomechanical functions  
The present invention provides a motion analysis system for measuring the relative function of one anatomical structure to another based on optical fiducial markers tracked in a series of images...
8613617 Ultrasonic dental tool having a light source  
An ultrasonic dental insert having at least one light source. A first transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations. A connecting body has a proximal end and a distal end having a tip attached...
8613616 Illumination system for dentistry applications  
A dental illumination system includes an adjustable self-supporting frame and a lamp head coupled to the frame. The lamp head includes a housing and a spacer having formations that is adapted to...
8608472 Medical suction apparatus  
The invention relates to a dental suction apparatus for suctioning fluids and debris from the mouth cavity of a patient during a treatment. The apparatus has a hollow base body with a longitudinal...
8605974 Apparatus for caries detection  
An apparatus for obtaining an image of a tooth having at least one light source providing incident light having a first spectral range for obtaining a reflectance image from the tooth and a second...
8602774 Process of tooth whitening and apparatus therefor  
A process of whitening a tooth provided by the invention includes the steps of providing a delivery device for mechanical dispensing of a predetermined amount of a whitening composition to an...
8591227 Mouthpiece that adjusts to user arch sizes and seals from oxygen exposure  
A mouthpiece that adjusts manually to accommodate a broad range of different size sets of upper and lower teeth in the mouth and yet seals the treatment area from oxygen exposure. The mouthpiece...
8568140 Apparatus and method for curing materials with radiation  
A hand held dental instrument for curing light-curable compounds comprises a housing and an array of solid state, light emitting junctions or dies for generating light having wavelengths within a...
8562955 Light-activated tooth whitening method  
A method of whitening teeth comprises the steps of contacting a stained tooth surface with an organic metal-ligand complex and an oxidizing compound, and exposing the stained tooth surface to...
8556625 Infrared dental imaging  
Dental imaging systems include an optical scanner that scans one or more interrogation beams across a portion of at least one tooth to produce a dentally modulated light flux associated with light...