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Method and Apparatus for Light-Curing Resin Adhesives for Orthodontics Brackets
Title: Method and Apparatus for Light-Curing Resin Adhesives for Orthodontics Brackets Current State of the Art: Hardening of dental resins through light curing is a commonplace procedure when bonding materials including the dental brackets associated with braces, to the teeth of dental patients. Braces are used to correct dental flaws and im...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Frederick Rueggeberg, Thomas Whaley
Keywords(s): Dental, Orthodontics, Resin
Category(s): Medical Devices
Development of an Orthodontic Bracket Placement Device and Coordinated Bracket Placement System
Title: Orthodontic Bracket Placement Device and Coordinated Bracket Placement System Current State of the Art: Orthodontic brackets are used by general dentists and orthodontists throughout the world. The proper placement of these brackets is essential for eventual correction of poorly aligned teeth in both children and adults. In order to gu...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): John Stockstill
Keywords(s): Dental, Orthodontics
Category(s): Diagnostics
Use of Integrating Sphere Technology To Provide Uniform, High-intensity Light and Wavelength Mixing from Light Emitting Diodes
Current State of the Art: Since 2000, photoactive composites material used in fillings have become widespread in restorative dentistry. Cosmetically appealing, these white fillings have become the standard, increasing from approximately 68 million composite fillings in 1999 to close to an estimated 100 million procedures in 2011. Crowns re...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Frederick Rueggeberg
Keywords(s): Dental, LED
Category(s): Medical Devices
Use of Polyanions to Remineralize Demineralized Dental Hard Tissues
Current State of the Art: Tooth hypersensitivity affects 45 million adults in the United States and 10 million are chronically affected with sensitive teeth. Over time, the gums may recede or the enamel or dentin on the teeth may wear down, creating the condition for tooth sensitivity. In addition, cavities can destroy enamel creating a defect...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Franklin Tay, David Pashley
Keywords(s): Dental, Nanotechnology, Polyanions
Category(s): Therapeutics
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