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8998608 Three-dimensional occlusal and interproximal contact detection and display using virtual tooth models  
Occlusal contact between upper and lower virtual three-dimensional teeth of a patient when the upper and lower arches are in an occlused condition are determined and displayed to the user on a user...
8998615 Method and apparatus for preparing denture  
In a method of obtaining a gum impression of a patient's mouth and measuring jaw relations, a dental impression tray assembly including a lower tray and an upper tray to fabricate a denture, is...
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...
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...
8998612 Dental implant fixture and implant system having the same  
Provided are a dental implant fixture and an implant system including the same. The implant system includes at least two fixtures. The at least two fixtures includes a first fixture including a...
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...
8998610 Dispensing device for a dental substance  
A dispensing device for a dental substance which comprises a body formed in a single piece. The body connects a first passageway and a second passageway which extend along different paths. The body...
8998613 Apparatus and method for measuring optical characteristics using a camera and a calibration chart imaged with the camera  
A method for determining color information of an object, wherein data is generated of the object with an image generation device having a field of view. The object and a reference implement having...
8998611 Method for forming a socket for a dental implant  
A method forms a non-circular socket in a jawbone of a patient for receiving a dental implant. A pilot hole is formed in the jawbone. A framework having one or more sets of opposing drill points...
8998614 Methods for placing an implant analog in a physical model of the patient's mouth  
A method of placing a dental implant analog in a physical model for use in creating a dental prosthesis is provided. The physical model, which is usually based on an impression of the patient's...
8998607 Self-ligating orthodontic bracket having undercuts and related methods  
A method of manufacturing an orthodontic appliance may include molding a plurality of green bodies in plurality of molds and coupling the green bodies so as to form an intermediate green body. The...
8992219 Metal structure that serves as an internal support to a dental prosthesis  
Metal structure that serves as an internal support to a dental prosthesis, comprising at least two support posts (1) designed to be attached on respective dental implants (10), and at least one rod...
8990992 Mouthpiece for cleaning teeth with a mechanical drive train  
The mouthpiece appliance includes an assembly for receiving teeth (12) which includes a plurality of cleansing portions, typically two opposing side portions (14, 16) and an intermediate center...
8992214 Orthodontic self-ligating brackets  
Disclosed is a self-ligating orthodontic bracket having a mounting base with a concavely contoured surface for attachment to a tooth, a main archwire slot formed upon the base, the mounting base...
8992217 Apparatus and method for use in creating dental prosthetics  
An apparatus and method for creating dental prosthetics is provided. The apparatus includes a base, an ear mount portion for making contact with a patient's head such that the patient's...
8992218 Pre-charged prophy angle  
A prophy angle is provided that includes a housing with a prophy cup at the distal end, a first drive mechanism positioned within the housing and including a drive shaft for delivering mechanical...
8992215 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus  
An orthodontic appliance is automatically designed and manufactured from digital lower jaw and tooth shape data of a patient. A computer calculates the post-treatment positions of the teeth and...
8992220 Dental bridge attachment system and method  
Provided is a removable bridge system for attachment to a plurality of dental implants, including a plurality of abutments, each including a seat portion conforming with a shape of a corresponding...
8995732 System and method for digital tooth imaging  
Method and system for managing multiple impressions of a patient's jaw for an orthodontic treatment is provided. The method includes scanning at least a first impression and a second impression of...
8992221 Denture system  
The invention relates to a denture system comprising an implant (1) for osseointegration into a jawbone and comprising an abutment (2) with an insertion stem (6) that can be inserted into 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...
8992894 Oral stain remover and oral composition  
An oral stain remover which can remove a stain or a dental plaque effectively without a need of brushing the surface of teeth with a toothbrush or the like, and an oral composition containing the...
8992223 Rechargeable long-term antifungal denture materials  
Polymers and copolymers including a functional polymer component may be used as conventional denture materials. Antifungal materials may be releasably bound to the functional polymer component such...
8992224 Scanning polymerization of dental material  
The method of curing a dental composite includes forming a composite filling in a cavity of a tooth surface by filling the cavity with an uncured composite and determining the geometry of the...
8992222 Ridge lap dental implant  
An asymmetrically placement designed to preserve bone by having the coronal aspect being compatible with the bony anatomy at the time of tooth extraction. The implant may be of either a single or...
8986007 Restorable zirconium dioxide-based one piece dental implant  
A restorable zirconium dioxide-based one piece implant includes an implant root made of zirconium dioxide and having a bottom coarse thread portion mounted in a gum of a patient and a top fine...
8986003 Pearlescent white aligners  
Improved aligners are provided with pearlescent white coloring and improved aesthetics.
8986009 Method for determining 3-D data from at least one prepared maxillary area  
A process for determining 3-D data of at least one prepared jaw area, such as a prepared tooth stump, by mechanically scanning the jaw area and digitizing the measured values determined during the...
8986006 Dental obturator  
Dental obturators are used in the preparation of root canals in teeth. The subject obturators are so constructed that they bind at a particular distance into the canal, thereby precluding possible...
8986004 Orthodontic connector assembly and a method for treating teeth  
An orthodontic connector assembly 10 including a plurality of substantially identical connecting members, such as members 12, 14 which include a movable but biased portion 20 which is adapted to...
8986008 Method of arranging artificial molar teeth  
Artificial teeth are arranged in plates capable of being attached in an oral cavity as a dental prosthetic appliance, in which one or more linear arrangement direction indication parts showing the...
8986005 Strip for transferring a therapeutic composition to a tooth  
An oral care device is described for contacting or transferring a dental composition to the hard or soft surfaces of the teeth comprising a backing layer and a discontinuous pattern of a dentally...
8986381 Structural/biological implant system  
A structural/biological implant and method of use. The implant being utilized as a single or multiple staged system that is designed to encourage new alveolar bone growth with or without the need...
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 of...
8979529 Intermaxillary fixation device and method of using same  
A medical apparatus including a bar with a first attachment loop, a second attachment and a plurality of hooks, wherein the medical apparatus is an arch bar.
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,...
8979533 Dental implant  
The invention relates to an implant for anchoring a prosthesis in the jaw of a patient, having a base body (1) and a post (2) connecting to the top thereof, wherein the post (2) engages with a...
8978659 Therapeutic and protective dental device useful as an intra-oral delivery system  
A dental device has a U-shaped carrier with at least one channel for embracing an arch of teeth. There are recessed insets in the channel. Discrete inserts carrying a beneficial agent can fit into...
8979536 Preformed malleable dental articles and methods  
A hardenable dental article including a base and at least one outer surface extending from the base, wherein at least the base and the at least one outer surface of the hardenable dental article...
8980231 Stable tooth whitening gel  
Stable tooth bleaching gels with a high concentration of peroxide are disclosed. The present invention also provides a method for treating one or more teeth. The method includes steps of applying a...
8979528 Customized orthodontic appliance method and system  
An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of...
8979532 Dental attachment quality testing device  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing attachment quality of a dental crown attached to a tooth and/or implant. The method comprises the steps of: detecting at least one...
8979531 Double-arched tweezers for dental operations  
In order to get good access for treatment at hidden parts of the oral cavity, double arched tweezers are disclosed, that can favorably be applied for operations at one or the other side of the...
8979530 Reusable dental impression tray  
A reusable dental impression tray having a reusable rigid tray holder with opposing sidewalls spaced apart substantially a first distance, a connector at a distal end of the tray holder couples the...
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...
8979534 Tooth scaffolds  
Provided is an acellular mammalian tooth-shaped scaffold including a compound that is chemotactic, osteogenic, dentinogenic, amelogenic, or cementogenic. Also provided is a method of replacing a...
8974227 Dental component, a dental fixture and a dental implant  
The present invention employs a dental component that includes at least one first indexing element and at least one second indexing element having an apical end located apically of the apical end...
8973259 Method for manufacturing a multilayered circuit board  
A method for manufacturing a multilayered printed circuit board including forming a first insulating resin substrate having a metal layer substantially corresponding to dimensions of a...
8974382 Medical tube retaining device  
A new medical tube guiding device, the device including a first patient engaging portion configured to engage a zone of an upper jaw of the patient and a second patient engaging portion configured...
8974229 Virtually designing a post and core restoration using a digital 3D shape  
A method of virtually designing a post and core restoration for attachment in a damaged tooth of a patient, where the tooth includes a bore for receiving the post of the post and core, the method...