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8480396 Method for automatically fabricating a dental superstructure for attachment to an implant  
A system for a dental superstructure to be attached to an implant using a digital model description of a shape of the superstructure, the superstructure including first and second elements. The...
8481439 Colored alumina sintered body of high toughness and high translucency, and its production method and its uses  
Because fracture toughness and translucency of translucent colored alumina sintered body of the past were low, the alumina sintered body was not suitable for uses such as dental materials, which...
8481004 Stannous salt and sodium tripolyphosphate oral care compositions and methods  
Oral care compositions containing a stannous salt and sodium tripolyphosphate are provided where stannous tripolyphosphate ionic intermediates comprise less than about 1% of the compositions...
8481005 Methods to prevent cytotoxicity using N-acetyl-cysteine  
Compositions and methods to inhibit adverse physiological effects caused by resin-based and resin-containing materials are disclosed. More specifically, the use of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) to...
8479393 Method of manufacturing an orthodontic bracket having a laser shaped green body  
A green metal body includes metal particles and a binder in the shape of an orthodontic bracket and/or base plate. The green metal body is fabricated by being laser-cut with a laser to shape the...
8480395 Screw-type dental implant  
A dental implant apparatus consisting of an auger-like lower threaded portion that is screwed into the bone. It includes a divergent intermediate collar with mini-threads for engaging the cortical...
8475167 Magnetically implantable prosthetic device and method to shorten healing time, enhance bone fusion, and retard bacterial growth  
A prosthetic implant is provided that has an implantable magnetic base structure that supports or couples with a prosthetic superstructure for implantation in a mammal. The implantable base more...
8474467 Teeth cleaning apparatus  
Teeth cleaning apparatus comprises a cylindrical cleaning implement. The cleaning implement includes a resilient support shaft and an engagement thread and is drivingly rotatable. The implement is...
8476338 Dental curable composition and composite resin using the same  
The present invention provides a dental curable composition exhibiting both excellent light diffusion and excellent transparency, and having high mechanical strength and surface smoothness and...
8478435 System and method for improved dental geometry representation  
A digital data set representing a pre-scanned tooth geometry, including generic crown data, is merged with data representing a scanned patient tooth crown image, which lacks sufficient data to...
8475166 Upper denture release apparatus and method of use  
An upper denture release apparatus and method of use. A denture puller has a chin rest, arm attached to the chin rest, and a hook attached to an end of the arm opposite the chin rest. An upper...
8475847 Desensitising and remineralising dental composition as well as dental particles for the composition  
The invention relates to a dental, particularly a remineralizing composition, effective for pain sensitive teeth, such as toothpaste, tooth powder, mouth wash, chewing gum, dental formulations or...
8470905 Gingival tissue retraction device and method  
A method and a device for effecting the cordless retraction of the gingival sulcus tissue that includes a dam shaped to be fitted onto a tooth. In one embodiment, the well of the dam is pre-filled...
8470600 Biocompatible materials for mammalian stem cell growth and differentiation  
A biocompatible material, wherein at least a part of a surface of the biocompatible material is characterized by a micro or nano-meter scale topographical structure comprising a plurality of...
8469707 Hand-held device for dispensing a pasty filling material  
A hand-held device, particularly for dental purposes, comprising a dispenser for dispensing a pasty filling material as well a device for emitting a radiation that causes the filling material to cure.
8469708 Kit for diagnosing pulp exposure and a probe syringe  
Kit for diagnosing pulp exposure includes a probe syringe used for pulp exposure probe and a current detector device for obtaining a circuit resistance value or an impedance value from current...
8469706 Activatable dental appliance  
An activatable dental appliance. A concave trough conforms to a plurality of teeth when placed over the plurality of teeth. A first force applying region is configured to apply a first force to at...
8470046 Bone augmentation device and method  
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, or removably...
8469704 Self-ligating orthodontic bracket and devices for deploying same  
An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth includes a bracket body having an archwire slot for receiving the archwire and a movable member engaged with the bracket body and...
8469709 Dental hygiene device  
A dental hygiene device for wearing in the mouth over the teeth and along gums has a flexible open-support structure and a fabric covering overlying the support structure. The flexible...
8469705 Method and system for integrated orthodontic treatment planning using unified workstation  
A method and workstation for orthodontic treatment planning of a patient. The workstation is based on a computing platform having a graphical user interface, a processor and a computer storage...
8469032 Airway positioning device  
An airway positioning device facilitates the maintenance of a patent airway by correctly positioning a patient's head during anesthesia. A flat base supports a supine patient's head. A pair of...
8469710 Dental implant system and method  
A dental implant system has an implant member, an abutment member and a transfer key with cooperatively engaging structures for aligning and orienting an abutment assembled on the implant member...
8469918 Method and apparatus for performing injections while vibrating the skin  
An apparatus is provided for performing an injection, the apparatus including a front end, a vibrator mechanism selectively vibrating the front end during an injection and a syringe holder holding...
8465284 Dental methods, compositions, and kits including acid-sensitive dyes  
Methods and compositions including an aqueous liquid that includes an acid-sensitive dye are disclosed for use in dental and orthodontic procedures. The aqueous liquid can be useful for providing...
8465337 Radiation curable arts and crafts toy  
A kit and method for creating a 3-dimensional toy includes a battery powered light, a container filled with a light curable polymer and one or more molds into which the light curable polymer is...
8465281 Impression tray  
Disclosed is an impression tray (1) with a concave tray body (2) for taking an impression of at least one jaw part, in which at least one implant body (12) is situated, which body has a receiving...
8465463 Medicament dispensing devices and methods  
A medicament dispensing device including a substantially rigid carpule body which has a dispensing end and an actuation end opposite the dispensing end. The carpule body is substantially tubular...
8464709 Cheek path airway and cheek pouch anchor  
The cheek pocket anchor, formed of a resilient filament, fits within a user's cheek pouch. The anchor dynamically spans a user's inter-occlusal space and lip opening as a user's jaws open and...
8465279 Orthodontic bracket  
An orthodontic bracket mountable on a tooth for use in retraction mechanics to facilitate movement of teeth along an arch, which includes an archwire-receiving member rotatably mounted on a base...
8465282 Oral implant placement system and method  
An oral implant system and method. The system includes a positioning tool, a transfer band, a transfer screw, and a transfer drill to provide for accurate placement of a dental implant parallel to...
8465280 Method and system for integrated orthodontic treatment planning using unified workstation  
A method and workstation for orthodontic treatment planning of a patient. The workstation is based on a computing platform having a graphical user interface, a processor and a computer storage...
8465347 Retractable water dispenser arm for grinder/polisher  
A retractable water dispenser arm system for a grinder/polisher includes a flexible hose formed, in part in a loop and affixed at at least one location to a base of the grinder polisher. A spout...
8465285 Dental fulcrum  
A dental fulcrum composed of soft material, such as foam, containing a slit for the insertion of incisors, and used as a pivot for scaling, or other treating, teeth by an oral hygienist or...
8466212 Process for preparing dental materials having low polymerization shrinkage  
The present invention relates to dental materials composed of calix[n]arenes and also to the use thereof for cements, composites, adhesives and coating materials in the dental field. The materials...
8466211 One-component self-etching adhesive  
A one-part, self-etching dental adhesive having improved performance such as adhesion performance with a simple one-coat application, without the need of separate acid-etching, a priming...
8465283 Dental implant  
The invention provides dental implants for fixed and removable prosthetic devices, and for other devices such as orthodontic devices, and has application to single tooth replacement, e.g., caps...
8459988 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...
8459992 Prophy angle and adapter with latch  
A dental system comprises a dental prophy angle and an adapter. The prophy angle includes a housing and a latch mechanism. The adapter is configured to drive the prophy angle. The latch mechanism...
8459987 Orthodontic appliance  
An orthodontic appliance 1 for promoting development of a dental arch form in a patient. The appliance 1 includes an arch-shaped base member 2 that is made of a resiliently flexible material, and...
8459990 Dental apparatus and method for dentures  
A dental apparatus and method of use for producing edentulous dentures, each including a lower dental tray having a removable modular contact plate with an upwardly extending shoulder surrounding...
8459989 Orthodontic activator  
An odontological device to guide occlusion of an individual. The device contains a U-shaped arch with concaves on the side of both the lower jaw and the upper jaw. The bottom surfaces of the...
8459994 Immediate implant system  
An implant system including a substructure, a suprastructure, abutments and an implant. The suprastructure is preferably fabricated of a light polymerized resin material having reinforcements such...
8459995 Pinless dental articulator and method of using same  
A pinless dental articulator includes a work tray, a retention pocket, and a monorail formed by a plurality of upwardly tapering cylinders which allow jelly or stone to slide out of the retention...
8461227 Radical polymerizable macrocyclic resin compositions with low polymerization stress  
A composition of macrocyclic oligomer with at least one polymerizable group, (meth)acrylate, for example.
8458841 Brush head for a toothbrush  
The invention relates to a brush head for a toothbrush. The brush head has a brush disc (3) mounted in a rotatable fashion on a brush body (2) and a channel (7) with an opening for the application...
8459993 Cover and holdback element for permitting disturbance-free dental operations to be performed on teeth  
A cover and holdback element for permitting disturbance-free dental operations to be performed on a patient's teeth includes an expandable sheet operable to cover at least a portion of the mouth...
8459991 Oral implant placement system and method  
An oral implant system and method. The system includes a positioning tool, a transfer band, a transfer screw, and a transfer drill to provide for accurate placement of a dental implant parallel to...
8455565 Disulfide monomers comprising ethylenically unsaturated groups suitable for dental compositions  
Dental compositions and disulfide monomers are described. The disulfide monomer comprise a disulfide backbone group wherein each of the sulfur atoms are bonded to an ethylenically unsaturated...
8454359 Method of forming an orthodontic transfer tray  
An orthodontic bracket having an opening for receiving a wire, but without a base to create a lever arm when the bracket is oriented in free space at a customized angle relative to a tooth...