Abstract: A dental mirror stem in which a shaft abuts against, and is contiguous with a side surface of a substantially circular disc provided with a reflective surface in forming the dental mirror stem with only the shaft supporting the disc as the reflective surface for the mirror, thereby eliminating the frame of prior dental mirror stems in which a glass surface was inserted, to eliminate a channel where tooth particle debris, blood, virus and other contaminants are captured and collected during dental drilling.
Abstract: A dental implant-abutment combination that absorbs the forces of chewing, shifts some of the horizontal loads to a more vertical plane, shifts the horizontal loads which remain, to a point below the crest of the bone, lowers the pivoting axis, and distributes the forces over a larger surface area, all so as to prevent saucerization in the bone surrounding the implant, thereby preventing bacteria from gaining access to the deeper areas, and preventing implant failure due to the loss of supporting bone.
November 12, 1996
Date of Patent:
September 22, 1998
Dentistry Researchers & Designers Inc.
Bruce T. Michnick, Gary Kitzis, Ron Beauman
Abstract: Message identifying information in available microdot and microchip format is applied to a tooth, where it can be easily coated over, yet still readable by appropriate scanning devices. The microdot or microchip can be a passive device, for external reading, or can be active to transmit information to the scanner.
Abstract: Message identifying information in available microdot format is applied to a tooth preparation of a prescribed depth, where it can be easily coated over with a clear composite, yet still readable by appropriate scanning devices.