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8747110 Orthognathic planning system and method  
An orthognathic planning system applied with at least a dental cast includes an articulator, a detecting device, at least a label module and a data processing device. The dental cast is mounted on...
8739409 Method for dual production of small-scale products  
The invention relates to a method for manufacturing products by applying material at least partially in layers to form a structure, in particular by selective laser melting (SLM), said method...
8741050 Dental articles using nanocrystalline materials  
Dental articles are produced using relatively low sintering temperatures to achieve high density dental articles exhibiting strengths equal to and greater than about 700 MPa. Ceramic powders...
8740616 Angled dental platform assembly and methods  
A dental implant system includes a base member that is adapted to be embedded within a patient's jawbone at a treatment site. The base member has a generally flat top defining an outer periphery,...
8741269 Non-aqueous dentifrice composition with bioacceptable and bioactive glass and methods of use and manufacture thereof  
The invention encompasses non-aqueous dentifrice compositions containing a bioacceptable and bioactive glass with improved mouth-feel, foam, and product stability. More particularly, the invention...
8744162 Image evaluation method and system  
A method and system for evaluating images, such as x-ray image, to provide feedback that can be used for subsequent image acquisition. The feedback may be used to adjust the positioning of a...
8740615 Implant, implant body, and abutment body  
An implant that includes an implant body in which a fitting hole portion having a taper shape is formed, and an abutment having a fitting shaft portion having a taper shape. A...
8740614 Treatment of teeth by aligners  
A method for treating a subject's teeth. A target configuration for the subject's teeth is determined. Receiving features are produced on a dental base in response to the target configuration, the...
8733364 Bruxism protective device  
A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: an elongated band having a generally U-shape defining a closed front end part and legs...
8734152 Intraoral device adapter  
An adapter for connecting a vacuum source to an intraoral device has a plug portion and a connection portion extending proximally from the plug portion. The plug portion is configured for...
8734155 Dental implant system and method  
A dental implant system including a dental implant having an apical end, a top end, an anchoring portion adjacent the apical end. The dental implant is adapted to engage bone and has an axial...
8734149 Systems and methods for fabricating a dental template  
A dental template to position an object on a patient's tooth includes digitizing the patient's tooth; adding virtual objects to predetermined locations on the digitized tooth; and fabricating the...
8734151 Method and device for determining the apical position in a dental root canal  
An apex-locating method and device for determining the depth position of the apex in a dental root canal. It uses a device making it possible to form a circuit including a first probe electrode...
8734153 Intelligent dental handpiece control system  
An intelligent dental handpiece control system is disclosed. The handpiece includes a sensor which detects a vibration, sound, force or torque frequency/time signal produced by the handpiece in...
8738165 Methods of preparing a virtual dentition model and fabricating a dental retainer therefrom  
A virtual model of a dental patient's dentition is provided by obtaining a digital data file of the patient's teeth and orthodontic appliances connected to the teeth, and then combining data from...
8734154 Device for infiltration of approximal enamel lesions of teeth  
The device for infiltration of approximal tooth surfaces, with a flexible planar element and with a holder into which the planar element is clamped, is characterized in that the planar element is...
8734150 Computer automated development of an orthodontic treatment plan and appliance  
A computer is used to create a plan for repositioning an orthodontic patient's teeth. The computer receives an initial digital data set representing the patient's teeth at their initial positions...
8735463 Self-healing dental composites and related methods  
Dental restorative composites having self-healing capabilities to repair discontinuities in the composite are provided. Dental restorative composites according to the present invention include a...
8734889 Dental implant and method for the production thereof  
The invention relates to a ceramic implant, especially a dental implant, comprising a structured or porous surface for at least partially inserting into a bone. An especially advantageous surface...
8735465 Denture adhesive compositions  
Denture adhesive compositions having good hold and improved taste containing a salt of a copolymer of alkyl vinyl ether-maleic acid or anhydride. Compositions containing from about 25% to about...
RE44917 Compositions, kits and methods for initiating or accelerating curing of endodontic filler or sealer compositions placed on a root canal  
Activating endodontic points and dental tools are sized and configured to be placed in the root canal of a tooth. The activating endodontic points or dental tools are coated or impregnated with a...
8734423 Methods and apparatuses for treating tonsils  
Methods and apparatuses include applying a biting force to a bite-piece, the biting force is applied by a user's teeth, wherein the bite-piece is held inside of the user's mouth. Closing the mouth...
8738340 Local enforcement of accuracy in fabricated models  
The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut...
8734387 Expansion device for treatment of black triangle disease and method  
An expansion device includes an inflatable balloon moveable from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration configured to pass through soft tissue between two adjacent teeth of 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...
8727774 Dental implant carrier device and implant carrier device assembly  
An implant carrier device for removable engagement with a dental implant includes a linear body member having first and second faceted exterior ends and an axial bore there through. A screw member...
8727771 Apparatus and methods for providing dentifrice advancement  
According to various embodiments, a dental prophylaxis angle is provided that includes including a content lumen within the body, wherein the proximal end of the body is attachable to a concentric...
8727769 Dental retainer having improved joint with labial bow  
The invention relates to a dentition retaining apparatus that includes a joint between a holding member and a supporting member. The holding member is elastically deformable and terminates in an...
8727770 Dental appliance  
The dental appliance is a generally L-shaped, with a vertical section and a horizontal section. The horizontal section extends from the main body section of the vertical section. The horizontal...
8727775 Dimer acid-derived dimethacrylates and use in dental restorative compositions  
The present invention provides polymerizable dental compositions comprising a dimer acid-derived monomer such as a dimer acid-derived di(meth)acrylate monomer. In one embodiment, the dimer...
8727776 Method for producing denture parts or for tooth restoration using electronic dental representations  
The invention relates to a method for producing denture parts or for tooth restoration. According to said method, to reconstruct a tooth requiring repair or a defective condition, at least some of...
8727773 Dental and medical instruments comprising titanium  
Endodontic instruments for use in performing root canal therapy on a tooth are disclosed. In one form, the instruments include an elongate shank having a cutting edge extending from a distal end...
8726510 Method of making a clip for a self-ligating orthodontic bracket  
An orthodontic bracket having a body having an archwire slot and adapted to be secured to a tooth, and a clip coupled to the body and movable between an open position, permitting access to the...
8727772 Endodontic file combining active and passive cutting edges  
An endodontic reamer/file for cleaning/shaping a tooth root canal having an elongated shank with a proximal end portion, a distal end and a tapered working portion having a longitudinal axis, 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...
8723668 System and method for controlling at least one device  
A system and a method for remotely controlling at least one device based on operation of a foot pedal apparatus are provided. The system includes a device selection module (DSM) configured to...
8720037 Method for making a dental guide channel  
A method for making a guide channel includes providing an auxiliary jig comprising a coupling structure and a corresponding coupling structure of a drilling jig so that the auxiliary jig and the...
8721335 Implant with internal multi-lobed interlock  
A dental implant for supporting a dental prosthesis comprises a body portion and a top surface. The implant further comprises an internal cavity with an opening located at the top surface. The...
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...
8721938 Methods for making layered dental appliances  
A system and method for making a layered dental appliance. The system can include a mold comprising a negative of an outer shape of a layered dental appliance, and a dental core dimensioned to be...
8721336 Multi-colored shaped body  
The present invention relates to a multi-colored shaped body having layers arranged on top of one another for producing dental restorations, a process for its production and its use for the...
8721329 Gum tissue guide, systems and methods of producing and utilizing the same  
A method, device and system for modifying the gingival margin of a patient is disclosed. A method includes obtaining an electronic model of the dentition of a patient, determining an incision path...
8721328 Patch for oral health care  
The present invention is directed to a U-shaped patch for oral health care, comprising a thin film layer and a support layer, and the inner and outer margin of the U-shaped patch have at least one...
8721326 Orthodontic appliance for bite correction  
A bite-correcting orthodontic appliance attaches directly to the elements of braces (i.e., brackets and archwires); flexes in its distal 25-45% to stay away from the food bolus; has a reduced...
8725465 Dental modeling system and method  
A method for simulating tooth movement utilizes electronic modeling to represent the teeth. Instant centers of rotation are determined and projected paths of movement are plotted. The electronic...
8721330 Device and method for locating a pulp chamber in a tooth  
A pulp chamber locator assists a dentist in performing a root canal procedure. The device includes a generally circular plate and a plurality of struts extending from the plate. The plate has a...
8721334 Dental implements having end mill cutter surfaces  
Apparatus is provided that includes a dental implant having a proximal implant end and a lateral external surface. The implant is shaped so as to define a lumen therethrough having a lateral...
8721332 Non-custom dental treatment trays having improved anatomical features  
A non-custom, dental tray device includes a moisture-resistant barrier layer having a labial-buccal wall, a lingual wall, and a bottom wall. The dental tray device includes at least one of the...
8721331 Oral transmucosal drug delivery device  
A drug delivery device 10 has a support structure 20 and a medicine-laden member 100 affixed or otherwise attached to the support structure 20. The device 10 is sized to fit into the mouth and...
8722760 Self-adhesive compositions including a plurality of acidic compounds  
The present invention provides self-adhesive compositions that include a plurality of acidic compounds. The self-adhesive compositions are useful for applications including, for example, restoring...