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8784106 Dental preparation delivery system  
A dental preparation delivery system includes a soft malleable wax sealing strip bonded to a wax base strip. The peripheral outline of a model dentition extends into the thickness of the sealing...
8784021 Jig device and apparatus and method of making a dental prosthesis or pattern therefor  
A jig device holding a work piece is used with a milling machine that cuts from the work piece a prosthesis having a surface essentially free of defects. The jig device is inserted repeatedly into...
8784102 Prophy cup for dental handpiece  
A prophy cup has an outer surface with dimples formed therein. The dimples increase the turbulent flow in a boundary layer proximate to the surface. The increased turbulent flow reduces the...
8784103 Connection arrangement between a dental implant and an abutment  
A connection arrangement between a dental implant and an abutment is provided. The abutment has a first coronal opening and a second apical opening. The connection arrangement further has a screw...
8782897 Method for manufacturing dental implant  
A dental implant for preventing elution of metal when applied within an oral cavity and preventing the occurrence of mismatching (bumpy occlusion or the like) when fixed in place, and its...
8785518 Curable zirconia adhesive compositions for dental restorations  
The present application relates to a polymerizable dental adhesive system formulated for effective and durable bonding of zirconia based materials and restorations to dental resins and dental...
8784100 Impression tray for lower jaw  
The invention provides a plastic impression tray for a lower jaw having an outer wall, an inner wall and a bottom portion and forming a U-shaped flat surface. A rim with a particular height is...
8784105 Method of fabricating implant with improved surface properties and implant fabricated by the same method  
A method of fabricating an implant with improved surface properties and an implant fabricated using the same are provided. The method includes immersing a substrate that has titanium or titanium...
8784099 Multi-layer adhesives and methods for bonding orthodontic appliances to tooth structure  
The present invention provides multi-layer adhesives and methods that are useful for bonding orthodontic appliances to a tooth structure. The multi-layer adhesives can be precoated on an...
8784101 Retractor apparatus  
An improved retractor device which includes a first main flat arm portion for extending along the outer surface of a patients cheek, that can be grasped by the dentist or hygienist performing the...
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...