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8602777 Method and device for causing tooth movement  
A device for increasing movement of a tooth in a jaw includes a handle, an elongate member extending from the handle, a screw tip at a distal end of the elongate member, and a sleeve. The screw...
8602776 Devices and methods for improved interdental cleaning and therapy  
The present invention relates to certain interdental cleaning devices and methods for their manufacture and use to remove interdental debris, to alleviate and/or prevent gingival inflammation, and...
8603988 Ionic complexes  
The present invention provides a phosphopeptide or phosphoprotein (PP) stabilized amorphous calcium phosphate or amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate complex having a calcium ion greater than...
8602782 Porous implant device with improved core  
An implant device has an exterior portion forming an exterior surface of the implant. The exterior portion is made of a porous material defining passages through the exterior portion. An inner...
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...
8602779 Endodontic plugger  
An endodontic plugger comprises a plugging surface which contacts filler material that has been inserted into a prepared root canal. The plugging surface comprises a plurality of moveable plates...
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...
8597023 Dental implant and method for providing a mounting part  
Disclosed herein is a dental implant with a post part which can be introduced into a jaw bone and with a mounting part on which a dental prosthesis piece can be mounted. The dental implant allows...
8596499 Cartridge system with rotatable closure and dispensing tube  
Cartridge systems for application of a material have at least one cartridge having cartridge walls, a cartridge head having at least one opening in the cartridge head, and a bracket arranged on...
8597388 System for making a dental restoration providing ventilation of a control unit of the system, and a corresponding method  
In one embodiment, a system for making a dental restoration is provided. The system includes a machine unit for processing a dental material to form the dental restoration, and a control unit for...
8597024 Two-part dental implant  
A two-part dental implant includes distal and proximal stem portions which in an interconnected condition at least indirectly adjoin each other at a connecting location and have mutually facing...
8597022 Prophy angle and adapter  
A dental tool including a dental prophy angle and a dental prophy angle adapter is provided. A dental prophy angle includes a housing and a rotor. The dental prophy angle adapter can include a...
8590157 Procedure for design and production of implant-based frameworks for complex dental prostheses  
The present invention provides methods allowing the use of selective laser powder processing techniques for the production of medically acceptable prosthetic dental frameworks. The frameworks...
8591230 Interproximal non-surgical caries treatment device and method  
The device includes a shim component constructed for use in the non-surgical treatment of interproximal carious dental lesions. A plunger may be provided for driving substances through a tube-like...
8591226 Orthodontic apparatus and method  
An orthodontic device includes a bracket having a body and the body includes external surfaces. An archwire passageway is formed in the body. An aperture extends from one of the external surfaces...
8591232 Drill for sinus membrane lift  
A drill for sinus membrane lift includes a contact surface for coming in face contact with sinus membrane, the contact surface having a curved periphery, and a bone-maintaining area connected to...
8591228 Injection correction impression tray  
An injection correction impression tray (18) serves for producing dental impressions for the subsequent manufacture of crowns, bridges and other dental prostheses. The tray (18) includes a base...
8592500 Optical composition for impressions or replicas of small objects  
A composition, apparatus and method for preparing a 3-D impression or replica of small objects. It is particularly aimed at the dental field and provides improved optical texture of an impression...
8591233 Denture attachment  
A magnetic device includes a cylindrical portion and a flange portion. The cylindrical portion is mounted with a cylindrical shaped flexible sleeve. The sleeve is axially longer than the...
8592330 Veneer ceramic for dental restorations and method for veneering dental restorations  
The invention is directed to veneer ceramics for dental restorations of framework ceramics comprising yttrium-stabilized zirconium dioxide. It is the object of the invention to make possible a...
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...
8594408 Systems and methods for analyzing dynamic dental occlusions and making dental appliances  
Systems and methods for analyzing dynamic occlusion during replicated excursions of virtual three-dimensional representations of a dental patient's occlusal complex are provided. The method may...
8591231 Air/gas driven prophylaxis preparation dispensing system for a dental hand piece  
Air/gas driven prophylaxis preparation dispensing system coupled to a dental hand piece, the system comprising a hand piece connector receiving an air/gas pressure and adjustably diverting a...
8591225 Tooth movement measurement by automatic impression matching  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for detecting deviations from an orthodontic treatment plan. One method includes receiving a tracking model, performing a matching step between...
8591229 Devices and methods for creating a positive pressure environment for treatment of oral biofilms associated with periodontal disease  
A medicament delivery tray and method for treating periodontal disease include fitting of a tray about the teeth and gums wherein the tray includes a seal that creates a substantially airtight...
8591867 Oral preparation system  
An oral preparation of the present invention contains a multi-composition system including a calcium ion supplying compound; a fluoride ion supplying compound a polyolphosphate ion supplying...
8585406 Method for constructing an oral appliance for delivering a medicament  
An oral appliance is constructed and provided for delivering a medicament to at least a portion of teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside a mouth, the oral appliance including an interior surface...
8585404 Efficiency-modulated ultrasonic instrument inserts  
Efficiency-modulated ultrasonic dental inserts (12) are disclosed for preventing the overpowering of power-sensitive tips (18). The inserts (12) are useful in a handpiece (10) having an induction...
8585398 Aesthetic orthodontic bracket and method of making same  
An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth includes a bracket body that has an archwire slot adapted to receive the archwire. A movable member is engaged with the bracket body...
8584298 Disposable finger mounted instrument cleaner  
A finger mounted instrument cleaner (2) of the type having an elongated semi-circumferential protective body (4) to desirably wrap around a finger. The protective body (4) has a volume of...
8584838 Container for mixing of components  
A container (10) for mixing components, the container including a main body (12) defining a main chamber (17), a liquid receptacle (16), and a plunger (18). The main chamber has a distal end (26)...
8585400 Dental occlusion analysis tool  
An electronic 3D model of at least a portion of a maxillary arch of a patient is displayed. Inputs indicating a peak of a mesiobuccal cusp of a maxillary first molar are received for both the...
8585403 Dental appliance and method for removing bodily and other fluids from a dental site  
According to a present invention embodiment, a dental appliance maintains a patient mouth in an open state, retracts tissue, and evacuates bodily and/or other fluids from a dental site. The dental...
8585401 Mouthpiece for athletic performance enhancement  
A bio-facilitation mouthpiece correlates a custom made mouthpiece with nervous system channeling to facilitate optimal physiologic activity. The mouthpiece may be a single, unitary part made from...
8585399 Reduced-friction buccal tube and method of use  
An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other...
8587582 Generating a dynamic three-dimensional occlusogram  
Methods and systems for generating a three-dimensional occlusogram are disclosed. One method includes determining a virtual three dimensional (3D) mesh model object of at least one tooth of a...
8585405 Dental implant with axial and/or coronal movement and method for affixing it  
Dental implant that in the event of external pressure is able to absorb a multidirectional pressure, being provided for this purpose with a main body that includes a hollow screw inside which...
8585402 Dental drill guide system  
A dental drill guide system, including a handpiece guide which interfaces with a custom surgical guide. The custom surgical guide may be designed based on patient-specific data, such as medical...
8579628 Arrangement comprising an instrument for the preparation or execution of the insertion of an implant  
An arrangement including an instrument for the insertion of a dental implant including a template placeable on a bone or surrounding tissue. The template, or a first sleeve arranged within the...
8579629 Dental handpiece  
A dental handpiece is disclosed which has a head housing, a gear shaft having a gear part with gear teeth and a shaft part extending from the gear part, and a dust control seal sealingly fit on...
8579630 Apparatus and method for measuring dentin hypersensitivity  
An apparatus for measuring dentin hypersensitivity is provided. The apparatus has a dental probe configured to apply force increasingly on a tooth until the applied force corresponds to a...
8577493 Method and system for designing and producing dental prostheses and appliances  
A virtual model of an intraoral cavity is provided, wherein this process is initialized by a dental clinic, and the design and manufacture of a suitable dental prosthesis for the intraoral cavity...
8573973 Disposable articulator having at least one continuous opening for acceptance of stabilization means  
An articulator has trays which have at least one opening with repeating broadened and narrowed regions allows for varying stabilization means to be used therewith. In one embodiment, the stone...
8573974 Nozzle assembly for liquid droplet based interproximal cleaner  
The cleaning apparatus includes a source of gas under pressure (12) and a source of fluid (14), along with associated gas (26) and fluid (34) chambers, adapted for successive single uses. A...
8574302 Bone augmentation device  
A bone augmentation device includes at least one axial member defining a longitudinal axis and a plurality of transverse members. Each transverse member extends from a first end, removably...
8573971 Orthodontic bracket with frangible cover mechanism  
An orthodontic bracket is provided that includes a cover and a base, wherein the cover can be rotated over an arch wire slot in the base portion. The present bracket invention operates to close...
8574236 Method for preparing recipient site and implanting allogenic bone graft  
A method of fixating allogeneic bone to an area of deficient bone in the jaws comprising: exposing the area of deficient bone by incising and retracting soft tissue; selecting a drill bit having a...
8573970 Dental prosthesis for bovine animals with fully or partially worn down teeth  
A dental prosthesis for bovine animals with fully or partially worn down teeth. For bovine animals with partially worn down teeth, the prosthesis is a laminar plate of a rigid material, bent...
8573224 Custom-molded oral appliance and method of forming  
A method for forming a custom-molded oral appliance for positioning a user's jaw proximate to centric occlusion is disclosed. The method includes heating a thin sheet of material comprising a...
8573972 System and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects  
System and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects, such as the occlusal plane, arch form, and the local occlusal plane for a patient's teeth are disclosed. In...