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8628325 Expandable dental implants of high surface area and methods of expanding the same  
A dental implant system for placement within a jaw of a patient includes an envelope including an outer surface and an inner surface defining a barrel. At least one barrier is located in the...
8622739 Method for enlarging a jaw bone using a hollow dental implant having a side perforation  
A method for inserting a flowable material adjacent the alveolar ridge bone through an elongated tube having an a side perforation. The elongated tube can be a dental implant.
8626317 Bite block  
A bite block for use during intraoperative monitoring of nerves is provided. The bite block is formed of a resilient material to inhibit injury to one or more teeth or the tongue of the patient....
8622952 System and method for pain reduction during skin puncture and breakable tip therefor  
An instrument, article and method are provided for minimizing pain during administration by injection of a liquid, such as, an anesthetic. The instrument has a forward end. A lightpipe mounted...
8622738 Orthodontic brace system and method  
An orthodontic brace system includes brackets having a diamond-shaped tie-wing configuration that defines two parallel, horizontal slots, each of which is adapted to receive an archwire. Each slot...
8622993 Device and method for delivering therapeutic substances to the maxillary sinus of a patient  
The present invention is directed to devices and methods for administering at least one effective dose of at least one therapeutic substance to at least one of the maxillary sinuses of a patient in...
8622643 Applicator instrument for dental compounds  
An applicator instrument for applying dental compounds includes an instrument head. The instrument head has a support structure with a plurality of elastic projections formed on the support...
8624167 Device for making a muffle  
A device for making a muffle, with which dental restoration parts can be produced with the aid of an embedding compound, at least one press blank and a pressing device, the device having a muffle...
8616879 Capsule and delivery tip with transition portion for dispensing viscous reactive dental materials  
A material capsule containing a reactive or caustic dental material and a separately attachable delivery tip having a metal cannula. A material capsule for placement in a syringe contains a...
8616880 Compressible composite shaping instrument  
A compressible dental instrument to non-impressively adapt restorative material through compression comprises a handle portion (2), having a docking aperture (4) to interface with a highly...
8616881 Modified asymmetrical 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...
8620462 Apparatus in dental environment and method for controlling a device belonging to the same  
The present invention relates to an apparatus used in dental care environment and to a method for controlling a device belonging to the apparatus, especially to hygienic and ergonomic control of a...
8620045 System , method and article for measuring and reporting craniomandibular biomechanical functions  
The present invention provides a motion analysis system for measuring the relative function of one anatomical structure to another based on optical fiducial markers tracked in a series of images...
RE44668 Method and system for customizing an orthodontic archwire  
A method for applying a desired shape to an orthodontic archwire includes the steps of obtaining a numerical description of the desired shape of an orthodontic archwire, generating a description of...
8613618 Medical-dental instruments  
A rinsing instrument (1) including a vibration part (30) and a spraying part (20) which can be coupled to each other. The spraying part includes a hollow cylindrical body (21) with an input end...
8613617 Ultrasonic dental tool having a light source  
An ultrasonic dental insert having at least one light source. A first transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations. A connecting body has a proximal end and a distal end having a tip attached...
8613874 Method for creating a temporary tooth  
A method of forming a temporary tooth by fusing a plurality of polymer pellets. The plurality of pellets are fused and molded into the shape of a tooth. Additionally, the formed tooth shape...
8613376 Device for dispensing a dental material  
A device for dispensing a dental material comprises a plunger for extruding a component of the dental material, and a motor for driving the plunger. The device has two electric circuits for...
8613616 Illumination system for dentistry applications  
A dental illumination system includes an adjustable self-supporting frame and a lamp head coupled to the frame. The lamp head includes a housing and a spacer having formations that is adapted to...
8615133 Process for enhancing images based on user input  
An imaging or data processing method using statistical analysis to determine features of interest in an image or data set. Particular implementations of the imaging or data processing methods...
8612037 Method for manufacturing dental implant components  
A method for making a rapid prototype of a patient's mouth to be used in the design and fabrication of a dental prosthesis. The method takes an impression of a mouth including a first installation...
8608472 Medical suction apparatus  
The invention relates to a dental suction apparatus for suctioning fluids and debris from the mouth cavity of a patient during a treatment. The apparatus has a hollow base body with a longitudinal...
8608473 Immediate provisional implant  
An immediate provisional implant is provided, and method of use therefor, that serves to protect permanent dental implant anchors and overlying tissue during the healing and osseointegration...
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...
8602778 Dental filing tool handle  
An improved handle for a dental filing tool, the tool having an arcuate handle with a horizontal bridge and opposed first and second vertical arms, the improvement including first and second sets...
8602781 Dental implant with interlocking and centering threads  
A dental implant device for insertion into bone includes an implant anchor having an interlocking thread helically defined around a longitudinal axis, the thread being adapted to couple to a female...
8602773 Dental impression tray for use in obtaining an impression of a dental structure  
A dental impression tray, a kit, and method of using the same are provided for taking an impression of at least a portion of a dental structure of a patient. The tray can include a tray portion,...
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 about...
8602775 Device for dispensing a dental composition  
A device for dispensing a dental composition is provided. The device has a plunger for extruding dental composition from a container, an energy accumulator for advancing the plunger, and an...
8602780 Customized dental prosthesis for periodontal or osseointegration and related systems and methods  
Dental prosthesis, systems, and methods of forming and using a dental prosthesis, are provided. An example of a dental prosthesis includes a first manufactured portion shaped to substantially...
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...
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...
8602783 Impression gingival cuff for dental implants  
An impression gingival cuff for taking an impression during a restoration procedure of a dental implant osteointegrated in a jaw bone. The dental implant is engageably connectable with an abutment...
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...
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 tip...
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...
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 a...
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 the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 seal...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...