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8785513 Fiber-reinforced composites and method for the manufacture thereof  
The present invention relates to fiber-reinforced composites, particularly application-oriented composites useful in dental and medical applications/appliances, such as fiber reinforced dental...
8784104 Dental implant system and method of use  
A dental implant system includes an implant having a well, an abutment having a post shaped to be received in the well, and a collar modifiable to the gingival anatomy and the tooth restoration...
8783259 Oral appliance for improved nocturnal breathing  
An oral appliance includes a one-piece tray system that fits over the posterior teeth of the user and is custom-made or customized using lining material that conforms to the dentition of the...
8785008 Zirconia sintered bodies with high total light transmission and high strength, uses of the same, and process for producing the same  
The invention relates to the use of a sintered body obtained by subjecting a primary sintered body having a relative density of 95% or higher produced from a fine yttria-containing zirconia powder...
8777612 Components for use with a surgical guide for dental implant placement  
The present invention is a surgical guide for guiding the insertion of a dental implant into a desired location in a patient's mouth. The implant includes a non-rotational structure. The surgical...
8777617 Dental abutment  
To provide a dental abutment having an embedded part embedded into an embedding hole of a block and fixed in the embedding hole. An uniform gap for a dental adhesive can be formed along an...
8778075 Lithium silicate glass ceramic and glass with ZrO2 content  
Lithium silicate glass ceramics and glasses are described which can advantageously be applied to zirconium oxide ceramics in particular by pressing-on in the viscous state and form a solid bond...
8778377 Drug implant carrier for drug delivery  
The present invention relates to ceramic precursor material exhibiting injectability and properties that make the material suitable as a carrier material used in drug delivery. According to the...
8777611 Enhancement to dental alignment device  
Systems and methods are disclosed for forming a pontic in a pontic-housing pocket of one or more polymeric shell appliances having teeth-receiving cavities. Cavities in the polymeric shell...
8778444 Method for manufacturing wire for dental correction  
A method of manufacturing a wire for straightening irregular teeth, which is not harmful to a human body and preserves the color of the teeth, is provided. The method of manufacturing a wire for...
8777613 System for insertion of implants  
A system for insertion of implants, in particular dental implants, comprises a splint, which is provided with a bore and which is designed for positioning the implant onto an area intended for the...
8778443 Method for manufacturing implant abutments for dental implants, and an implant abutment for a dental implant  
The invention relates to a method for manufacturing implant abutments 9 for dental implants 1, wherein the implant abutment 9 comprises a prefabricated base member 8 for joining the implant...
8777618 Medical implant II  
A medical implant for insertion into bone including a zone sensitive to electromagnetic radiation from a radiation source, the zone comprising a polymer material configured to transition from a...
8777614 Closed loop speed control for a pneumatic dental handpiece  
A detection system for remotely determining the speed of a rotating tool tip in a pneumatic dental handpiece. A means for detecting the speed of the rotating tool tip monitors a periodic mechanical...
8777616 Cordless dental handpiece, system including a cordless dental handpiece, and method of connecting a cordless dental handpiece  
A cordless dental handpiece, a system including a cordless dental handpiece, and a method of connecting a cordless dental handpiece are disclosed. The cordless dental handpiece includes a first...
8777615 Dental prophylaxis devices  
The present invention is directed to dental prophylaxis devices that improve portability, maneuverability and aid in retaining clean conditions for use on dental patients, particularly to dental...
8780106 Clinician review of an orthodontic treatment plan and appliance  
A computer is used to create a plan for repositioning an orthodontic patient's teeth. The computer receives an initial digital data set representing the patient's teeth at their initial positions...
8770973 Medical handpiece for dispensing filling material  
Medical handpieces for dispensing filling material are disclosed. Some handpieces comprise a connection device for a filling material container, a vibration unit for the generation and transmission...
8770971 Mobile surgical dental chair and method of manufacture  
According to one embodiment, a mobile surgical dental chair includes an adjustable backrest, an adjustable headrest, a plurality of locking wheels configured to provide mobility to the mobile...
8770970 Device for placing a dental splint  
A device (1) for placing a dental splint (2) which is intended to be fixed at the level of the lingual, palatal or vestibular surfaces of at least two adjacent teeth (10) to immobilize the teeth....
8769822 Method for manufacturing a dental prosthesis  
Dental prostheses may be manufactured based on electronic models of the prostheses. Manufacturing aids may be used to check manufacturing quality of the dental prosthesis and components thereof....
8771361 Arrangement for increasing the stress resistance of implants and one such implant  
An arrangement and an implant are provided for increasing the stress resistance of the implant arranged in an upper jaw bone. The implant has access via parts to the sinus cavity. At said parts,...
8770975 Method of making a dental restoration from a frame and a veneer  
A method of making a dental restoration is provided. The dental restoration comprises a frame and a veneer. An inner veneer surface and an outer frame surface are adapted to be mated with one...
8770972 Method for placing and manufacturing a dental superstructure, method for placing implants and accessories used thereby  
Method for placing and manufacturing a dental superstructure, method for placing implants, and accessories used in these methods.
8769753 Ultrasonic teeth cleaning appliance having spatial, temporal and/or frequency variations  
The appliance includes an appliance body (12) as well as a system for producing microbubbles (20) and a system for producing an ultrasound signal beam (22) in a frequency range which activates at...
8775131 Method, apparatus and computer program for producing a dental prosthesis  
A method for producing a tooth replacement and corresponding computer programs and devices are described. The method can comprise generating a tooth replacement having a core and an outer layer...
8770969 Method and device for causing tooth movement  
A method of increasing movement of a tooth in a jaw having at least one tooth with an orthodontic brace thereon includes: (1) holding a handle of a device, the device having an elongate member...
8770974 Set of dental drills  
Set of dental drills having two or more dental drills (10, 10′), each of dental drills (10, 10′) having a cutting portion (20, 20′) that has an end-face drilling end (22, 22′) and a shank portion...
8771149 Compliance monitor and method for a medical device  
An orthodontic compliance monitor includes a sensor that senses when an orthodontic appliance is properly positioned and a processor that processes an output of the sensor and generates compliance...
8771285 Drive tool for orthopedic screws  
A drive tool for accepting and rotationally locking the head portion of an orthopedic screw, such as a dental implant, to impart driving torque to the screw. In one exemplary embodiment, the drive...
8769758 Force sensing oral care instrument  
An insert for an oral hygiene handle having a cavity is described. The insert has a load member capable of pivoting with respect to the housing and an output source disposed in electromagnetic...
8765031 Method of forming a dental appliance  
The present disclosure includes dental appliances and methods of making and using such appliances. One method for forming a dental appliance includes forming a liquid thermoset polymer material...
8768036 System and method for detecting and tracking change in dental X-rays and dental images  
A system and method for detecting and/or rendering easily visible changes in dental images over time so as to identify bone loss, tooth movement, and other forms of change that uses dental images...
8764441 Method and internal apparatus for determining final position of dentate skeleton in orthognathic surgery  
A skeletal positioning method and apparatus includes a splint having a main body coupled to a skeletal structure of a patient and a positioning guide having a skeletal footplate, a splint...
8764440 Method for realizing an axial trajectory in a surgical drilling process  
A drill guide uses a hole in a layer to guide a drill along an axial trajectory while permitting off-axis excursions of the drill during use. A number of such drill guides at varying heights from a...
8768025 Dental shade mapping  
A method and apparatus for generating a color mapping for a dental object. The method includes generating a transformation matrix according to a set of spectral reflectance data for a statistically...
8765836 Hybrid polymer network compositions for use in dental applications  
A dental appliance comprising a hard, shaped body having at least one portion comprising a polymerized blend of: From 0% to about 50% of an uncrosslinked polymer capable of dissolving in component;...
8764444 Dental fixture  
The invention relates to a dental fixture for insertion into a human jawbone. The fixture comprises a bone-contacting surface, wherein a resulting filtered set of data presents a surface roughness...
8764443 Method for producing a surface structure on an implant, and such an implant  
A surface structure is produced on an outer surface of an implant or a fixture and forms a base structure in a range of implants related to different types and qualities of jaw bone. During...
8764445 Dental appliance  
An exemplary dental appliance for application to a jaw of a dental patient includes a teeth section having at least one tooth receptacle, at least one removable retention component carried by the...
8768497 Treating cleft palate  
The present application describes, inter alia, methods, devices, and systems for modeling and fabricating corrective appliances and methods of treating cleft palate using same.
8763613 Bruxism protective device  
A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: an elongated band having a generally U-shape defining a closed front end part and legs...
8764442 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...
8758013 Prosthetic apparatus  
Prosthetic apparatuses with probiotic microorganisms to control colonization of pathogenic bacteria are disclosed. The prosthetic apparatus may include a first portion having a first mating...
8758014 Artificial teeth  
The invention enables artificial molar teeth to be arranged at appropriate positions according to the oral cavity environment of each patient without requiring advanced techniques or experience....
8758011 Dental treatment appliance with automatic tip recognition  
An ultrasound dental treatment appliance having a surgical handpiece (220) fitted with a transducer connected to an ultrasound generator (230), the handpiece being designed to receive ultrasound...
8758015 Healing components for use in taking impressions and methods for making the same  
The present invention provides a healing abutment for attachment to a dental implant with marking locations thereon. The marking locations either lack or have markers that provide a binary code...
8758009 Restorative dental appliances  
A dental appliance including a concave trough conforming to a plurality of teeth when placed over the plurality of teeth. The concave trough is configured to transition from a first shape to a...
8758010 Dental clinical apparatus and plasma jet applying device for dentistry  
A dental clinical apparatus having a function which conventional instruments for dental treatment have not had and having a novel constitution. The dental clinical apparatus includes a syringe...
8758729 Oral compositions containing polyguanidinium compounds and methods of manufacture and use thereof  
The invention describes the modification of polyamine-based materials to form polyguanidine compounds that are useful for their antimicrobial, anticaries, and muccoadhesive properties. The present...