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9017070 Orthodontic appliance anchoring method and apparatus  
Orthodontic anchoring method and custom apparatus affixed to teeth, TADS and/or tooth positioning and stabilization appliances and/or orthodontic auxiliaries. Each appliance has mechanical...
9017072 Treatment progress tracking and recalibration  
The present invention relates to systems and methods of developing and tracking delivery and patient progression through an orthodontic treatment plan. One method includes identifying deviations...
9017071 Dental occlusion analysis tool  
An electronic 3D model of at least a portion of a maxillary arch of a patient is displayed. Inputs indicating a peak of a mesiobuccal cusp of a maxillary first molar are received for both the...
9017074 Dental prosthetic device with remoldable base  
A dental prosthetic device (10,110) having a base (12,112) constructed of an inexpensive remoldable material, such as, for example, ethylene vinyl acetate, to allow for inexpensive and quick...
9017069 Oral illumination systems and methods  
An oral illumination apparatus configured for placement in a mouth. The oral illumination apparatus includes a housing configured to be coupled to a structure in the mouth. The housing including a...
9017075 Bone implant  
A bone implant includes an implant having an implantation end and a connection end. A blind hole is formed in the connection end and extends in an axial direction, defining an abutment receiving...
9020228 Method for identifying a tooth region  
A method for identifying tooth regions. The method includes generating a first threshold image from a first tooth image by selecting intensity data values higher than a first predetermined...
9017076 Method of controlling a drive device for preparing a root canal, and rotating handpiece for root canal preparation  
A method, and handpiece for performing the method, for controlling a drive device for moving a root canal instrument having a drive shaft and at least one cutting edge for preparing a root canal,...
9017073 Disposable prophylaxis angle with improved gear retainer  
Disclosed are embodiments of a dental prophylaxis angle. One dental prophylaxis angle includes a body having a neck that defines a first axial bore and a head that defines a second axial bore, the...
9012530 Bioadhesive for periodontal gingival and/or bone tissues  
The invention is directed to an adhesive strip, particularly an adhesive strip or bandage for use in periodontal treatments. The biocompatible adhesive strip comprises a flexible barrier with a...
9011147 Dentist tool  
A method for producing a dentist tool for use in removing tooth structure is provided. The method includes acquiring three-dimensional data relating to a shape of a tooth and part of a neighboring...
9011965 Gradient coating for biomedical applications  
The present invention provides a coating comprising a bioactive material and an antimicrobial agent, wherein the concentration of said antimicrobial agent varies throughout the thickness of the...
9011144 Palatal t-bar  
A palatal t-bar for preventing movement of selected teeth during corrective movement of other teeth through the use of an orthodontic appliance such as orthodontic braces. The t-bar comprises an...
9011150 High strength dental material  
The invention provides a high strength dental composition including polymerizable dental resins. The dental composition is useful as restorative material and for making various dental devices, such...
9010530 Self-orienting desiccant holder for use with in a suction device  
A receptacle for consistently orienting a sterilized surgical instrument for natural grasping by a physician without removing his or her vision from the operational field, wherein the receptacle...
9011149 Preventing interference between tooth models  
Systems and methods are disclosed to prevent interference between two physical tooth models in a physical dental arch model by acquiring the coordinates of a plurality of points on the surfaces of...
9011146 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...
9011148 Surgical guide system for dental implantology and method for making the same  
A surgical guide system for dental implantology has a plate (10) provided with a guide sleeve (2) delimiting a through hole with an axis oriented to a predetermined direction. A drill (4) for...
9010334 Cheek pouch anchor  
The cheek pouch 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 close....
9011145 Maxillary expansion and advancement orthodontic applicance  
A palatal expansion orthodontic appliance comprising, an advancer for advancing the upper front teeth, an expansion screw for controlling the expansion of two acrylic halves that each contain a...
9011823 Enhanced anti-carious dentifrices, rinses, lozenges, candies and chewing gums and methods of using same  
Mouth rinses, dentifrices, lozenges, confections, chewing gums, and similar delivery vehicles containing non-toxic soluble calcium are used prior to administration of a fluoride-containing...
9004915 Tabbed dental appliance  
Embodiments include dental appliances, dental appliance systems, and methods of making and using such appliances. In one embodiment, a dental appliance includes a number of tooth apertures for the...
9005120 Vital signs monitoring using personal protective equipment  
A vital signs monitor system is integrated with personal protective equipment (“PPE”) so that upon wearing the PPE, the monitor is placed in an operational position to monitor a vital sign. In one...
9008755 Medical imaging marker and program for utilizing same  
An inventive medical imaging marker includes a base (2) composed of a non-imageable material, three spherical members (10, 11, 12) provided in a predetermined positional relationship in the base...
9005587 Anti-bacterial and mineralizing calcium phosphate compositions  
The present invention provides compositions including saturated calcium phosphate (sCaP) solutions, that may be prepared from mixtures of calcium deficient apatite and one or more of sodium...
9004919 Apparatus and digital method for preparation of a for the promotion of a desired emergent sulcus  
One possible embodiment of the invention could be a methodology of creating a proposed sulcus emergence profile for a dental implant surgical site, comprising of the following steps obtaining data...
9008417 Dental color analyzing device and methof of use  
The invention relates to a dental color analyzing device comprising a housing, a computer device having a storage unit, and a display on which a reference object together with at least one tooth...
9004918 Compositions, assemblies, and methods applied during or after a dental procedure to ameliorate fluid loss and/or promote healing, using a hydrophilic polymer sponge structure such as chitosan  
Dental dressing assemblies are formed from hydrophilic polymer sponge structures, such as a densified chitosan biomaterial. The invention also contemplates systems and methods that can be used in...
9004916 Orthodontic bracket and method of correcting malpositioned teeth  
An orthodontic bracket includes a bracket body and a ligating member. The ligating member retains an archwire in an archwire slot and includes archwire control structure including projecting...
9004917 Device for detecting movements of a lower jaw  
Apparatus for detecting motions of a lower jaw relative to the upper jaw of a vertebrate, comprising a first holder (30) to be fixed to the head of a vertebrate with a fixed assignment relative to...
9004920 Device and method for the amelioration of recesses  
The invention relates to a device (1) for the amelioration of a recess (8), e.g. a recess in a (human) bone (7). The device comprises an element (2) for producing or coupling mechanical energy, and...
8998608 Three-dimensional occlusal and interproximal contact detection and display using virtual tooth models  
Occlusal contact between upper and lower virtual three-dimensional teeth of a patient when the upper and lower arches are in an occlused condition are determined and displayed to the user on a user...
8998615 Method and apparatus for preparing denture  
In a method of obtaining a gum impression of a patient's mouth and measuring jaw relations, a dental impression tray assembly including a lower tray and an upper tray to fabricate a denture, is...
8998609 Techniques for standardized imaging of oral cavity  
A method, system and apparatus for imaging an oral cavity of a subject include a bracket comprising a mouthpiece and a camera mount. The mouthpiece has upper and lower bite guides disposed on a...
8998616 Laser curettage  
Laser ablation is used in curettage to treat periodontal disease. After an initial step of ablating afflicted tissues, an anti-microbial rinse is applied. A flexible fiber optic guide is the...
8998612 Dental implant fixture and implant system having the same  
Provided are a dental implant fixture and an implant system including the same. The implant system includes at least two fixtures. The at least two fixtures includes a first fixture including a...
9000332 Apparatus and method for heating an endodontic instrument by infrared radiation  
An apparatus and method for heating an endodontic instrument by infrared radiation includes a housing defining a chamber. An infrared heating element is positioned within the chamber. The housing...
8998610 Dispensing device for a dental substance  
A dispensing device for a dental substance which comprises a body formed in a single piece. The body connects a first passageway and a second passageway which extend along different paths. The body...
8998613 Apparatus and method for measuring optical characteristics using a camera and a calibration chart imaged with the camera  
A method for determining color information of an object, wherein data is generated of the object with an image generation device having a field of view. The object and a reference implement having...
8998611 Method for forming a socket for a dental implant  
A method forms a non-circular socket in a jawbone of a patient for receiving a dental implant. A pilot hole is formed in the jawbone. A framework having one or more sets of opposing drill points...
8998614 Methods for placing an implant analog in a physical model of the patient's mouth  
A method of placing a dental implant analog in a physical model for use in creating a dental prosthesis is provided. The physical model, which is usually based on an impression of the patient's...
8998607 Self-ligating orthodontic bracket having undercuts and related methods  
A method of manufacturing an orthodontic appliance may include molding a plurality of green bodies in plurality of molds and coupling the green bodies so as to form an intermediate green body. The...
8992219 Metal structure that serves as an internal support to a dental prosthesis  
Metal structure that serves as an internal support to a dental prosthesis, comprising at least two support posts (1) designed to be attached on respective dental implants (10), and at least one rod...
8990992 Mouthpiece for cleaning teeth with a mechanical drive train  
The mouthpiece appliance includes an assembly for receiving teeth (12) which includes a plurality of cleansing portions, typically two opposing side portions (14, 16) and an intermediate center...
8992214 Orthodontic self-ligating brackets  
Disclosed is a self-ligating orthodontic bracket having a mounting base with a concavely contoured surface for attachment to a tooth, a main archwire slot formed upon the base, the mounting base...
8992217 Apparatus and method for use in creating dental prosthetics  
An apparatus and method for creating dental prosthetics is provided. The apparatus includes a base, an ear mount portion for making contact with a patient's head such that the patient's...
8992218 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...
8992215 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus  
An orthodontic appliance is automatically designed and manufactured from digital lower jaw and tooth shape data of a patient. A computer calculates the post-treatment positions of the teeth and...
8992220 Dental bridge attachment system and method  
Provided is a removable bridge system for attachment to a plurality of dental implants, including a plurality of abutments, each including a seat portion conforming with a shape of a corresponding...
8995732 System and method for digital tooth imaging  
Method and system for managing multiple impressions of a patient's jaw for an orthodontic treatment is provided. The method includes scanning at least a first impression and a second impression of...