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8694142 Direct manufacturing method of selective laser melting of customized tongue-side orthodontic support grooves  
This invention has provided a direct manufacturing methodology of customized lingual orthodontic brackets by selective laser melting. The procedure is as follows. First of all, measure the...
8690568 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus  
A system (10) and method by which an orthodontic appliance (25) is automatically designed and manufactured from digital lower jaw and tooth shape data of a patient provides for the scanning of the...
8686065 Adhesive agent for adhesion between alginate impression material and impression tray for dental applications, and kit comprising the adhesive agent  
To improve an adhesive force of an adhesive agent between an impression material and a tray, and to stabilize the adhesive force therebetween, provided is an adhesive agent for the adhesion...
8684733 Polyaxial dental implant system  
A dental implant system is described, including a lower implant body configured to be implanted in bone, and an upper implant body that couples to the lower body, thereby forming a cavity between...
8684729 Disposable dental aligner  
A method for treating a patient's teeth includes determining an initial configuration of the patient's teeth, determining a final configuration of the patient's teeth, designing a movement path...
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...
8684731 Capsule and piston  
A capsule for receiving and delivering high-viscosity dental materials has a housing which defines an interior chamber. The housing and the interior chamber have a first section, a transition...
8684728 Dental shield  
Apparatus related to a dental shield. Light may be filtered or blocked through the dental shield to delay the curing of a light-cured adhesive or cement. The shield has an elevated portion...
8684007 Oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea  
The oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea provides greater comfort to the user and maintains an open air passage through the mouth by preventing the tongue from blocking the windpipe...
8684735 Abutment inlay  
An inlay for connection to a dental implant, including implant connection geometry, for connecting the inlay to the implant and, coronal of the implant connection geometry, a post portion...
8683693 Dental implant apparatus, screw for dental implant apparatus and method of making a screw  
A dental implant apparatus including an implant having an external threaded wall adapted to be implanted in a patient's bone, said implant being provided with a cylindrical axial cavity having an...
8684956 Oral care device  
A device for directing a liquid onto a plurality of surfaces of the oral cavity, the device including a chamber for maintaining the liquid proximate the surfaces, where the chamber is defined by...
8684732 System and method for prevention and treatment of peri-implant infection  
A system, method and device design to prevent, treat and maintain dental periimplant infections including a dental implant to be inserted into a jawbone of a patient that includes a base segment...
8684734 Dental implant with porous body  
A dental implant has a coronal body that connects to a bone fixation body. The bone fixation body has a porous structure that includes a location at which the porous structure extends throughout...
8686063 Method of infiltrating enamel lesions  
The present invention refers to a method of infiltrating enamel for the prevention and/or treatment of carious lesions comprising (a) exposing an enamel area to a conditioner comprising...
8684736 Artificial teeth  
The invention enables to arrange teeth at appropriate positions depending on the oral cavity environment of each patient without requiring advanced techniques or experiments. In artificial molar...
8684730 Obturation material delivery device  
A delivery device for delivering filling material into the canal during a root canal procedure includes a shaft having a bed portion at a distal end thereof, and a biocompatible filler material...
8678818 Self ligating orthodontic bracket having a rotatable member  
The present disclosure is directed, at least in part, to a self ligating orthodontic bracket having a rotatable member for securing an archwire within a slot of the bracket. Embodiments of the...
8678823 Dental cleansing solution (DCS) and method of use  
A new and useful dental cleansing solution, and a method of application of the solution, is provided. The dental cleansing solution is designed to be applied by a tooth brush to the teeth of a...
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,...
8680494 Polymerization apparatus for dental technology  
Polymerization apparatus for dental technology, having a housing; a partition wall disposed in the housing so as to form a polymerization space where polymerization is carried out; a rotating...
8678820 Handpiece for a magnetostrictive power generator  
A magneto strictive sterilizable handpiece (14) with an electric connector (44) selectively engageable with a power cable includes a non-conducting inner core (30) having an outer surface, a...
8678817 Orthodontic bracket with slot base  
The present invention provides an improved orthodontic bracket. According to one embodiment, the orthodontic bracket includes a mounting base for attachment to a tooth surface and an archwire slot...
8678821 Dental implant with hinged stablizing arms  
An implant includes a collar configured for disposal within tissue. The collar defines an axial bore. A shaft extends between a first end and a second end. The shaft is configured for disposal...
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...
8682463 Denture grinding machine  
A denture grinding machine includes: a denture-holding table for holding dentures; a grinding tool for grinding the dentures held on the denture-holding table; a main body for holding the grinding...
8678822 Dental retention systems  
Dental retention systems which facilitate the adjustment or removal of an oral appliance, e.g., a crown or bridge, from a reconfigurable abutment assembly are described. The adjustable abutment...
8672677 Dental tray  
A dental tray for use in taking an impression of a person's teeth is provided. More particularly, the dental tray includes a first section having a longitudinal axis and a second section sized and...
8672679 Dental tool  
A dental tool includes a working head 3 rotatable about a rotational axis 1 and attached to a shaft 2, which working head is provided with cutting edges 4, 5. Cutting edges 4 of a first toothing...
8672676 Archwire assembly with stops  
An archwire assembly comprises an archwire with a crimpable sleeve adapted to slidably move along the archwire so as to be positioned between two adjacent brackets of orthodontic braces. The...
8671785 Automated animal bite simulator for testing cables  
Methods, devices, and storage media provide for receiving a selection of parameters pertaining to an animal; receiving a selection of parameters pertaining to an animal interaction with a cable;...
8673454 System for producing a dental-shaped body  
A blank and method for the production of dental shaped bodies in machining equipment having at least two tools located in the machining chamber of the machining equipment, including a corpus of...
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...
8671572 Method for the production of a dental implant  
The invention discloses a novel implant provided with a macroporous surface on the top surface, and a method for the production of such a metallic and/or ceramic implant having a textured,...
8672675 Firing tray  
A firing tray for a furnace for dental ceramics having a plate for the placement on it of the firing material, wherein the plate is made as a base for the improvement of the application...
8672678 Powder jet device for applying dental material  
A nozzle head (5) for a powder jet device (1), for use in applying dental material, comprises a first fluid flow path (8) for delivering a powder/fluid mixture to a first discharge nozzle (8A). A...
8668494 Adjustable angle prophy angle adapter  
An adjustable angle adapter for a prophy angle comprises a nose, a rotating member, a body, a shaft, a pivot, and a multi-axis rotation joint. The nose is configured to receive a portion of a...
8667971 Methods of preparing customized mouthpieces for enhancing athletic performance  
A spacing member can be positioned between teeth of the athlete to obtain a desired position between the upper and lower jaw. At least one bite registration can be recorded while the lower jaw is...
8668493 Liquid interdental cleaner  
The interdental cleaner includes a source of liquid (22) and a control system (42) including a manual pump (26), for moving a selected amount of liquid, suitable for a single use, into a liquid...
8670858 Tip-based computer controlled system for a hand-held dental delivery device  
A tip-based computer controlled system for a dental delivery device is disclosed. The system automatically controls an operating characteristic such as power control or fluid flow based on tip...
8668495 Ceramic/metallic dental abutment  
A ceramic and metallic dental abutment for use with a dental implant is disclosed. The abutment can generally include a body having a base region, a coronal region, and a transgingival region...
RE44800 Dental implant  
Dental implant (10) for rotation into the bone tissue of a jaw bone consisting of a body having an axis of rotation, a coronal end surface (5), an apical end surface (1) and a generally...
8668664 Method for reducing pain during skin puncturing procedures  
A handheld instrument for minimizing pain during administration by injection of a liquid, such as, an anesthetic that has a main body, a vibration unit mounted in the main body when initiated to...
8667972 Methods of preparing customized, neuromuscular mouthpieces for enhancing athletic performance  
TENS can be applied to the TMJ of an athlete for a period of time to deprogram muscles. After TENS, a desired position of the lower jaw relative to the upper jaw can be determined and recorded....
8669302 Composite material comprising a monomer with a polyalicyclic structure element as a sealing material  
The application of certain (preferably photocurable) composite materials comprising a monomer with a polyalicyclic structure element as a dental sealing material is described herein. A description...
8668660 Electromechanical system for interproximal cleaning  
The interproximal cleaning appliance includes a housing (12) and a spray applicator (16) extending therefrom for directing a spray of fluid droplets to the interproximal area. Within the housing...
8664294 Self etch all purpose dental cement composition and method of use thereof  
A self etching, dental cement composition is provided having the advantage of not requiring a separate etching and bonding step. The cement composition comprises a polymerizable (meth)acrylate...
8662889 Arch bars for use in maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics  
A dental arch bar system includes upper and lower dental arch bars having movable transverse arms and ligature connectors. Fasteners secure the transverse arms to a subject's maxilla and mandible....