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8435035 Dental instrument  
The dental instrument is formed of a single elongate, unitary length of surgical steel or other suitable material. The instrument preferably includes two mutually opposed working end portions and...
8435033 Dental navigation techniques  
Apparatus and methods are described, including at least one tool configured to be placed inside a subject's mouth. A first optically-visible marker is coupled to the tool. A second...
8435034 Rotatable ultrasonic dental tool  
The present invention describes an ultrasonic dental insert capable of enhanced operating efficiency. A first transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations. A connecting body has a proximal end and a...
8436071 Dental repair material  
The invention is directed to an improved dental composition useful in the repair of cavities, apex repairs, root perforations and root canals. Disclosed is a dental composition and dental...
8436078 Dental composition and composite resin  
The present invention provides a dental composition exhibiting both an excellent light diffusion property and excellent transparency, and having high mechanical strength and surface smoothness and...
8435031 Orthodontic clasp  
A new and useful orthodontic clasp that is more resistant to breakage, and when in use is unlikely to separate from its associated orthodontic appliance should breakage occur, comprising two metal...
8435032 Orthodontic bracket with a pad  
Methods of use are provided, relating to a bracket with a pad for affixing it to a tooth of a patient, with a bracket body that has a slot for receiving an orthodontic wire, and with a...
8430669 Method for preparing an implant site and laterally inserting a dental implant  
A method of positioning a dental implant in a jaw bone using a piezoelectric cutting tool is provided. Ultrasonic vibration is generated with the piezoelectric cutting tool. The piezoelectric...
8430667 Reflected gingival tissue retractor device for surgical dental procedures, kit and method for use thereof  
A gingival tissue retractor for retracting gingival tissue away from tooth and bone during a surgical procedure having an alveolar bone grip having an open frame structure positionable over at...
8430668 Dental restorative system and components  
Disclosed within is a dental restorative system including a dental fixture component having a longitudinal axis, a body portion, and an emergence profile portion adjacent to the body portion. The...
8431626 Disulfide monomers comprising ethylenically unsaturated norbornyl groups suitable for dental compositions  
Dental compositions and disulfide monomers described. The disulfide monomer comprises a disulfide backbone group wherein each of the sulfur atoms are bonded to a group terminating with an...
8425231 Soft-tissue preservation temporary (shell) immediate-implant abutment method and device  
A dental implant arrangement and method has a hollow shell with outer bio-compatible surface for engaging a soft-tissue socket that is left in gingival tissue after a tooth has been extracted, to...
8425227 Accurate analogs for prosthesis using computer generated anatomical models  
Pre-surgical planning for cranial and facial reconstruction includes preparing a computer generated jaw or skull model for determining a locational position for a dental implant, a surgical bone...
8425229 Method and system for dental planning  
Methods are provided for computer-based planning of a dental restorative procedure of a patient having a craniooral space and/or of at least one dental component for the dental restorative...
8426489 Dental compositions based on nanocomposites for use in filling and dental crowns  
Present embodiments include composite dental materials for use in fillings and crowns, and methods of making the same. The composite materials can include biocompatible dental resin matrices and...
8425694 Implant and process for producing it, in particular modification of its surface  
A process for producing a ceramic implant which is structured on the surface at least in the region in contact with bone and/or tissue is described. The process is characterized in that the...
8426491 Dental compositions for coating restorations and tooth surfaces  
Dental compositions comprising a polymerizable compound, filler system of nanometer-sized silica particles, and polymerization system capable of being activated by light are provided. The...
8425228 Dental wedge  
A dental wedge for use in the inter-proximal space between adjacent teeth is described. The wedge comprises a taper section ending at a tip, and a body section extending to the tapering section at...
8425230 Two-piece dental abutment system  
The present inventions is an abutment for use with a dental implant. The abutment comprises a prosthetic portion adapted to support a prosthesis thereon and an insert. The prosthetic portion has a...
8420708 Methods for making dental restorations using two-phase light-curing materials  
Methods for making dental crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, fillings, and other restorations are provided. The methods involve using a two-phase light curing (TPLC) material. Preferably,...
8419430 System and method for incrementally moving teeth  
A dental model kit includes a set of dowel pins for successive use with at least one tooth die that is part of the dental model kit. Each dowel pin includes an upstanding tooth anchor section that...
8420712 Dental silicone impression material composition  
To provide a silicone impression material having high viscosity of a kneaded material before curing and low hardness after curing. A dental silicone impression material composition includes: A) an...
8419427 Device for infiltration of approximal enamel lesions of teeth  
The device for infiltration of approximal tooth surfaces, with a flexible planar element and with a holder into which the planar element is clamped, is characterized in that the planar element is...
8423166 Method for calculating grinding portion of pre-grinding denture  
A jaw-relation reproduction condition is determined by measuring a jaw movement of a patient, and reproducing a jaw state of the patient on an occlusion-state reproducing apparatus in accordance...
8422751 Method and apparatus for generating virtual teeth, and recording media storing program performing the method  
The present invention relates to a recording medium a method and an apparatus for generating virtual teeth and recording media storing a program performing the method. According to an embodiment...
8419426 Device for positioning and immobilizing a surgical guide in a patient's mouth  
The invention relates to a positioning and immobilization device for positioning and immobilizing a mandibular or maxillary surgical guide on a patient, which guide is adapted to preparing for and...
8419737 Bone grafting material condensing instrument and method of use  
In an internal sinus manipulation procedure for augmenting bone of a dental patient between a bony floor of the patient's sinus and a raised portion of the patient's sinus membrane, employing a...
8419429 Implant prosthetic part set and method of manufacturing replication plaster model including abutment using the same  
Provided are an implant prosthetic part set and a method of manufacturing replication plaster model including an abutment using the same, which can take an impression of the location and the shape...
8419428 Illuminated dental retractor  
A dental apparatus for retracting the cheeks and lips of a patient and illuminating the oral cavity of a patient is provided. The dental apparatus includes LEDs mounted on the cheek retractors....
8419424 Functional orthodontic appliance with an extraoral device  
A functional orthodontic appliance including a facebow as an extraoral device for treating malpositions of the jaws or teeth. The functional orthodontic appliance includes a pad holder which is...
8419431 Preformed provisional crowns and methods for constructing temporary dental crowns and bridges  
Apparatuses and methods for providing crowns and bridges is disclosed. The apparatuses include provisional preforms which can have cavities, windows and slits that enable material and linear...
8419425 Dental model articulator  
Disclosed is a dental model articulator configured to combine maxillary and mandibular dental model casts with each other. The dental model articulator includes a frame, an arm member rotatably...
8421043 Solid state radiation source array  
A solid state radiation source array is provided, the array comprising at least one solid state ultraviolet radiation source and at least one solid state infrared radiation source.
8414292 Self ligating bracket system  
A self ligating orthodontic bracket system includes a bracket, a slidable ligating member and at least one wedge locking ramp. The bracket includes an archwire slot defined therein, which is...
8414291 Method and system for treatment of maxillary deficiency using miniscrews  
A method and system for treatment of maxillary deficiency using miniscrews including placement of self drilling Titanium alloy miniscrews in the lower jaw, and Class III elastic tractions...
8414868 In situ foamable dental bleaching compositions and methods, systems and kits for bleaching teeth using such compositions  
In situ foamable dental bleaching compositions include a dental bleaching agent, thickening agent, polyol, and in situ foaming agent. The foamable dental bleaching compositions are initially...
8414294 Dental probe with bristles  
The present application discloses a method and apparatus for disguising a dental probe from a patient for use, for example, in the field of pediatric dentistry, or special needs dentistry, the...
8413282 Bio-activated oral care instrument  
An oral care instrument, such as a motorized toothbrush, which activates upon exposure to the oral environment of the user, is described. The electrical conductivity of saliva, optionally mixed...
8414297 Apparatus and method for root canal obturation  
The present invention is directed to root canal obturation in a tooth. In one embodiment, a plug is positioned in a root canal and bonded to the root canal by applying a light-curing adhesive to...
8414296 Method for pre-operative visualization of instrumentation used with a surgical guide for dental implant placement  
A surgical guide to be placed in a patient's mouth. The patient's mouth is scanned to obtain surgical-region scan data at a region where an implant is to be located. The patient's mouth is also...
8417493 Scanning dental models  
A system for generating an electronic model having a common coordinate system includes a scanning device; a first plate module; and a second plate module. Each of the plate modules is configured...
8413330 Longitudinally ground file having increased resistance to torsional and cyclic fatigue failure  
A method of producing an endodontic file that involves grinding in a plane substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of a rotating dental instrument blank. By grinding the dental instrument...
8415647 Irradiation appliance  
The invention relates to a radiation device that includes a housing, a light-emitting unit and a light-absorbing unit which is provided with an inlet opening and a reflector element. The reflector...
8414581 Intermaxillary fixation device and method of use  
An apparatus and method for fixing a patient's jaw by using arcuate arch bars which are fastened to both the upper and lower teeth using a plurality of zip ties. The arch bars are provided with...
8414295 Non-contact apparatus and method for stability assessment of dental implant  
A non-contact apparatus for a stability assessment of a dental implant is provided. The non-contact apparatus includes a triggering device and a dental implant containing a root body and an impact...
8417004 System and method for simulated linearization of curved surface  
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include mapping an ellipse with its center at the origin of an xy-coordinate plane to a circle with its center at the origin...
8417366 Compensation orthodontic archwire design  
Method and workstation automatically designing an arch-wire including compensations for auxiliary appliances or biological constraints exerting unknown forces to achieve a pre-planned treatment...
8414293 Carrier strip for application to oral surfaces and related methods  
An oral carrier strip for the delivery of an oral care composition to the oral cavity of a human or animal subject is provided. The strip includes a first portion adapted to contact a front facing...
8408905 Method for manufacturing dental implant and dental implant  
A dental implant capable of reliably preventing elution of metal when the dental implant is applied within an oral cavity and capable of reliably preventing the occurrence of mismatching (bumpy...
8408900 Electrochemical dispensing apparatus and method  
The disclosed invention provides electrochemical dispensing apparatus. According to the principles of the invention, a microelectronic electrochemical dispenser is used to cause the release of one...