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8542360 Method and apparatus for producing a new shade guide having new color values from known color elements  
The invention relates to a method (100) for producing color elements of a shade guide. To this end, color values of known color elements (15) of shade guides (10) with similar lightness values,...
8540971 Oral care composition with cross-linked polymer peroxide  
Oral care compositions comprising: (a) a peroxide complex comprising a peroxide component and an N-vinyl heterocyclic polymer (e.g., poly-N-vinyl polylactam, or poly-N-vinyl-polyimide);(b) a...
RE44509 Surgical needle  
An autoclavable needle assembly and method of making the same is provided for endodontic surgical procedures. The needle assembly includes a supporting hub member containing an adhesive in which...
8541047 Polar antiseptic/antibacterial containing toothpick probes  
A toothpick probe molded of nylon 6 material and containing absorbed polar mouthwash antiseptic/antibacterial solution for probing between human teeth and probing of the gums holding the human...
8540511 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...
8540510 Device for securing a dental implant in bone tissue, a method for making a surgical template and a method of securing a dental implant in bone tissue  
The application relates to a device and a method for securing a dental implant in the bone tissue of a patient. The device can comprise a guide sleeve and a holder. The guide sleeve can have an...
8539980 Device for controlled operation of a surgical or dental drive unit  
A device for operation of a surgical or dental drive unit includes a control valve attached to a drive unit to control a flow rate of a compressed fluid flowing from a compressed fluid source to...
8540512 Dental implant system  
An abutment for dental implant systems of the kind suitable to be associated to a dental implant. The abutment has an inlay, and the inlay is provided at its upper part with an external profile...
8540513 Expandable dental implant with improved mechanical retention  
A dental implant with expandable engagement portions hinged on the bottom of the implant. The expandable engagement portions may be made of gold and may have a smooth or contoured outer surface...
8539630 Oral care implement with air flossing system  
An oral care implement with an air flossing system cleans debris from the teeth of a user. The oral care implement may include an oral care region having cleaning elements for engaging oral...
8535057 Dental filing tool  
A disposable dental filing tool having a handle easy to hold between fingers which arches over and secures at both ends of a thin filing strip. The filing strip can be coated with superfine...
8535055 Method and kit for producing dental implant drilling guides  
A method and kit for producing implant drilling guides positioned at the proper angle and orientation so as to avoid inadvertent damage to critical regions of the patient's jaw when drilling to...
8535058 Dental release agent and methods for its use  
An oil-free aqueous lecithin composition is suitable as a release agent and lubricant for dental procedures. Layered between a first entity and a second entity during a dental procedure, the...
8535056 Dental bite block  
A sheet of material having a central body portion with attached wings capable of folding towards each other on either side. The wings of the bite block fold toward each other along fold lines...
8529258 Dental implement for tooth restoration  
A dental implement that includes a biasing ring and a pair of opposing tines. The biasing ring includes a substantially hoop-like configuration terminating at two opposing ends which are spaced...
8529257 Aerosolized ceramic porcelains and glaze composition  
A spray glaze or opaque composition for coating dental restorations and other surfaces and objects such as hobby ceramics that comprises about 4 to about 50 weight % glaze material, about 5 to...
8529256 Air water vacuum syringe and method of use  
An air water vacuum dental instrument includes a handle; a head; an air control carried by at least one of the handle and the head; a water control carried by at least one of the handle and the...
8529259 Systems and methods for reconditioning implants in situ  
A system for reconditioning a dental implant in situ has a buffer member and a drive member. The buffer member is operable in an open configuration in which the buffer member may be placed over a...
8529260 Denture stabilization system and method  
A removable denture system comprising a personalized support beam fixedly attached to an individual's alveolar ridge above the mucous membrane by a plurality of dental implants; a personalized...
8529254 Method and apparatus for occlusal position measurement and recording  
The occlusal position of a patient is measured by means of light transmission through a layer of a polysiloxane which is not cross-linked. This material forms an exceptionally accurate impression...
8529252 Reverse headgear with neck strap  
The reverse headgear with neck strap has: a forehead-cap adapted to engage a patient's forehead; a chin-cap adapted to engage the patient's chin; and a frame interconnecting the forehead-cap and...
8528793 Actuator  
An actuator for advancing a rod which enables release of the rod from an actuating mechanism by rotating the rod to allow the rod to be retreated. The actuator may also provide a mechanism for...
8529255 Dental prosthesis system  
A dental prosthesis system and a method of using same having a prosthesis, a primary bar, and a base-plate. The primary bar is adapted to be received on the implants and to be used as a...
8529253 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...
8529261 Dental implant system and method for implantation and construction of the implant system  
A dental implant system includes a dental implant having a rotationally symmetrical coronal implant region and a supra-structure element that includes an apically extending sleeve portion, which...
8524200 Tooth whitening products  
A tooth whitening product is provided. The tooth whitening product has a backing layer and a tooth whitening composition. The tooth whitening composition includes first and second water soluble...
8524202 Tooth whitening compositions and methods  
Non-cytotoxic compositions for tooth whitening are disclosed. Methods of their use are also provided.
8523564 Orthodontic tooth retention system  
An orthodontic retainer system including retainer modules that are applied to adjacent teeth in a patient's mouth. The retainer modules may be provided in the form of mutually attracted members,...
8523565 Dental appliance  
Embodiments include dental appliances, dental appliance systems, and methods of making and using such appliances. In one embodiment, a dental appliance includes a shell having a number of cavities...
8527079 On-line system for manufacturing a dental mold  
An on-line system for manufacturing a dental mold is provided. In one embodiment, An on-line system for manufacturing a dental mold may comprise a user terminal configured to receive graphic data...
8522384 Toothbrush with fluid jet assembly  
A powered toothbrush assembly (100) includes an outer housing (102, 104), a brush head (106) and a fluid nozzle (138) adjacent the brush head (106), an inner housing (122) disposed within the...
8522797 Accessory head for a powered toothbrush and toothbrush incorporating the same  
A replaceable accessory head for a powered toothbrush. The user selects one of a plurality of dental care accessory assemblies for flossing, brushing teeth, or for stimulating the gums. That...
8523569 Controlled release local anesthetic for post dental surgery and method of use  
The present invention relates to a method of delivering local anesthetic after dental extraction surgery. The present invention relates to packing the tooth socket with a tinned release local...
8523567 Dental implant bar system  
The present invention relates to an adjustable dental implant bar system. There is provided a dental implant bar which can be adjusted and which may have articulated and telescopic arms and which...
8524198 Xylitol dental maintenance system  
A kit for promoting oral hygiene, and a method for using such a kit are disclosed. The kit may comprise several compositions or a single composition, each of which comprises an effective amount of...
8523568 Dental implant  
A dental implant of the invention allows an immediate masticatory function just after being implanted in a bone structure, does not need a secondary operation, and can be effectively applied even...
8523566 Drill sleeve for a dental drill  
Drill sleeve (1) for a dental drill (70) having a hollow and cylindrical shape and a longitudinal axis A, a circular inner surface (10) for guiding the dental drill (70), and an outer surface (15)...
8517735 Translucent veneering for a dental prosthesis formed by a press to metal process  
A dental prosthesis, typically formed in a press to metal process, includes application of a porcelain composition sufficient to form a veneer on a dental prosthesis supporting metal structure,...
8517733 Removable tooth cap and method of attachment therefor  
A generally hollow removable tooth cap defines a cavity for receiving a real tooth as well as material for removably attaching the tooth cap to the real tooth. The tooth cap has a front side and a...
8517736 Method for alleviating the undesired side effects of dental bleaching  
The present invention relates to a method for reducing or eliminating loss of minerals from the enamel and dental hypersensitivity against temperature changes, in particular when caused by the...
8517730 Tooth extraction tool  
A tooth extracting tool including an elongated handle and a pair of tooth engaging members extending out of one end of the handle and a pneumatic or hydraulic piston for tightly gripping the tooth...
8519019 Dental composition based on a colloidal silica solution in a continuous silicon phase  
The invention relates to dental compositions which can be used to produce dental prostheses and for dental restoration. The inventive compositions comprise: (1) a concentrated silica solution...
8517731 Pipe and universal coupling for supplying instruments for dental or surgical use  
A supply pipe for connecting an instrument for dental or surgical use to a control and supply unit contains fluid conduits and electric lines and includes at a front end a universal coupling for...
8517727 Automatic adjustment of an orthodontic bracket to a desired occlusal height within a three-dimensional (3D) environment  
A system automatically adjusts an orthodontic bracket to a desired occlusal height on a tooth within a 3D environment. The system allows a practitioner to specify a desired occlusal height at...
8521317 Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable storage media for designing and manufacturing prosthetic dental items  
A dental CAD/CAM system performs structural analysis of a candidate prosthetic dental item that is to be created using design data representing the prosthetic dental item. The dental CAD/CAM...
8517726 Dental appliance with resilient portion  
Methods and devices utilizing a dental appliance having a resilient portion are disclosed. One such appliance is a removable dental positioning appliance that includes, a plurality of shell...
8520925 Device for taking three-dimensional and temporal optical imprints in color  
Device for taking three-dimensional and temporal optical imprints in color, including a three-dimensional dental imaging device that does not employ structured light projection. The device...
8517728 Oral care implement having fluid delivery system  
An oral care implement has a head portion with tooth cleaning elements on one surface thereof and a reservoir containing at least one active agent. A capillary channel extends through at least a...
8517729 Oral mouthpiece and method for the use thereof  
The present invention relates generally to an oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user. In one embodiment, the oral device includes an intraoral...
8517734 Comfortable removable tooth cap  
A removable tooth cap defines a cavity for receiving a real tooth as well as material for removably attaching the tooth cap to the real tooth. The tooth cap has a front side and a back side which...