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Ultradent Products, Inc. Patents
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Ultradent Products, Inc.
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South Jordan, UT
No. of patents:
253
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE38823 Polymerizable isolation barriers with enhanced tissue adherence and methods for forming and usin October 11, 2005
The polymerizable dental isolation barrier has a monomer and an initiator. The barrier composition has at least one additive including a polymer strength reducer, a wet tissue adherence accentuator, and a reflective material The polymer strength reducer is an organic compound that preven
RE38722 Polymerizable isolation barriers containing reflective materials and methods for forming and usi April 12, 2005
The polymerizable dental isolation barrier has a monomer and an initiator. The barrier composition has at least one additive including a polymer strength reducer, a wet tissue adherence accentuator, and a reflective material. The polymer strength reducer is an organic compound that p
RE38721 Polymerizable isolation barriers with reduced polymerization strength and methods for forming an April 12, 2005
The polymerizable dental isolation barrier has a monomer and an initiator. The barrier composition has at least one additive including a polymer strength reducer, a wet tissue adherence accentuator, and a reflective material. The polymer strength reducer is an organic compound that p
D638944 Dental illumination device May 31, 2011
D530013 Dental illumination device October 10, 2006
D529613 Dental illumination device October 3, 2006
D443691 Dental hand instrument with a smooth wavy handgrip portion June 12, 2001
D442690 Dental hand instrument with opposing smooth wavy handgrip portions May 22, 2001
D351661 Combined organizer and tray for an endodontic dental kit October 18, 1994
D322317 Syringe plunger December 10, 1991
D316176 Glove donning aid April 16, 1991
8277828 Delivery system for bone growth promoting material October 2, 2012
A delivery system that includes a bone growth promoting material encapsulated within a water absorptive gelatinizable covering is used to promote bone growth in order to repair a bone defect and/or strengthen a weakened bone region. The delivery system may be shaped and sized in orde
8277215 Universal non-custom dental tray having anatomical features to enhance fit October 2, 2012
A non-custom, tray-shaped dental treatment device includes a moisture-resistant barrier layer having a front side wall and a bottom wall, and a dental treatment composition. In addition, the tray-shaped dental treatment device includes at least one of the following anatomical feature
8215960 Water and sodium hypochlorite indicating endodontic monitoring devices July 10, 2012
Water and aqueous sodium hypochlorite indicating endodontic monitoring devices include a cone-shaped water absorptive material and color changing system applied thereto that selectively changes to different colors when exposed to either water or aqueous sodium hypochlorite within a r
8202091 Dental treatment trays comprising silicone elastomeric material June 19, 2012
Non-customized dental treatment trays used to provide a desired treatment are formed from elastomeric silicone or silicone-like material. They may be injection molded from a two-part liquid silicone composition or a silicone-like TPE material (e.g., preferably SEBS and/or VERSAflex t
8075307 Polymerizable temporary coating methods and systems for intraoral devices December 13, 2011
Methods and systems for temporarily coating intra-oral devices (e.g., orthodontic brackets and/or wires) so as to reduce discomfort to soft tissues within a patient's mouth. One embodiment of such a system includes at least one orthodontic bracket or orthodontic arch wire and a two-p
8007277 Non-custom dental treatment trays and mouth guards having improved anatomical features August 30, 2011
A non-custom, dental tray device includes a moisture-resistant barrier layer having a labial-buccal wall, a lingual wall, and a bottom wall. The dental tray device includes at least one of the following structural features to enhance the fit of the device; (1) the bottom wall includes
7980853 Methods for apical preparation using endodontic instruments made of super-elastic alloys July 19, 2011
The apical third of a root canal is cleaned and/or shaped during a root canal procedure with an endodontic file made from a titanium-based alloy either by reciprocating manual use or by using a reciprocating powered hand piece. The titanium-based endodontic file has super-elastic pro
7963767 Self-ligating orthodontic bracket with sliding ligation cover June 21, 2011
Self-ligating orthodontic brackets include a bracket base, at least one arch wire slot formed in the bracket base adapted to receive an arch wire therein, and a ligation cover which is selectively slidable relative to the bracket base between an open non-ligating position relative to the
7922487 Chemically pre-impregnated silk retraction cords having increased strength April 12, 2011
A degradation resistant gingival retraction cord including silk is formed from two or more strands that are braided, twisted or woven. The degradation resistant retraction cord comprises at least about 50% silk, 80% silk, 90% silk, 95% silk, or essentially all silk. They are able to
7901208 Chemically impregnated absorbent gingival retraction cord comprising silk March 8, 2011
An absorbent and degradation resistant knitted gingival retraction cord comprising silk is formed from one or more strands by interlocking a plurality of loops. As a whole, the knitted retraction cord contains at least about 50% silk which, when manufactured so as to have a knitted s
7883335 Reinforced gingival retraction cord February 8, 2011
Gingival retraction cords are constructed from two or more strands that are interlocked to form a knitted, braided, woven, or twisted retraction cord. At least one strand is made from an absorbent material and another strand is made from a degradation-resistant material, such as nylon,
7879002 Mixing device including a plunging mixing member for use with a syringe February 1, 2011
Mixing devices used with a syringe or syringe system and related systems for mixing dissimilar components contained therein. The devices and systems include a hollow elongate handle having a proximal end, a distal delivery end, and a delivery passageway therethrough. A mixing member is
7863349 Compositions, kits and methods for initiating or accelerating curing of endodontic filler or sea January 4, 2011
Activating endodontic points and dental tools are sized and configured to be placed in the root canal of a tooth. The activating endodontic points or dental tools are coated or impregnated with a curing agent that initiates or accelerates polymerization of a sealer or filler composition
7862801 Adhesive dental bleaching compositions comprising polyvinylpyrrolidone January 4, 2011
A dental bleaching composition comprises a dental bleaching agent and a polyvinylpyrrolidone thickening agent. The bleaching composition may include water, flavoring agents, a basic substance and desensitizing agents, as desired. Polyvinylpyrrolidone avoids acid etching and chelation
7857618 Orthodontic bracket including mechanism for reducing slot width for early torque control December 28, 2010
Orthodontic brackets include a bracket base, at least one arch wire slot formed in the base adapted to receive an arch wire therein, and a moveable structure for selectively narrowing the width of at least a portion of the arch wire slot so as to allow for engagement of an undersized
7833015 Kits and methods for chair-side coating of endodontic cones November 16, 2010
Kits and methods facilitate chair-side coating of an endodontic cone for improved sealing between the hydrophilic root canal tissue, the hydrophobic elastomer substrate of the endodontic cone, and a hydrophilic sealing resin. The kit includes one or more endodontic cones (e.g., forme
7828550 Activating endodontic points and dental tools for initiating polymerization of dental compositio November 9, 2010
Activating endodontic points and dental tools are sized and configured to be placed in the root canal of a tooth. The activating endodontic points or dental tools are coated or impregnated with a curing agent that initiates or accelerates polymerization of a sealer or filling composi
7780449 Hydrophilic endodontic sealing compositions and methods for using such compositions August 24, 2010
A root canal is filled and/or sealed using a hydrophilic sealing composition, optionally in combination with other filling materials. The sealing composition may include one or more resins that promote adhesion to hydrophilic dental tissues. The composition may be introduced into the
7776010 Syringe-in-syringe hollow inner barrel/plunger with integral seal and rupturable membrane and re August 17, 2010
A hollow inner plunger for use within a syringe-in-syringe mixing system for mixing a two-part dental composition. The hollow inner plunger includes a body having a continuous cylindrical wall defining an internal chamber for containing a first component. The body includes a proximal
7743505 Methods for manufacturing endodontic instruments from powdered metals June 29, 2010
Endodontic instruments or intermediate products (e.g., blanks) used to form finished endodontic instruments having a desired cutting edge and/or taper are formed, at least in part, by molding a metal powder into a desired shape and then sintering the metal particles together. The metal
7740479 Activating brush tip applicators for dental bleaching compositions June 22, 2010
A brush tipped applicator includes an applicator tip having a body defining an external surface and an internal conduit. The applicator tip body can have a proximal end defining a proximal opening of the internal conduit and a distal end. The proximal end of the applicator tip body can
7665212 Methods for manufacturing endodontic instruments February 23, 2010
Endodontic instruments having a desired cutting edge are formed, at least in part, using a cold forming process. The method of forming the endodontic instrument includes providing a blank metal thread or wire and at least one die that has a negative impression of a cutting edge. The
7625210 Treatment devices for providing oral treatments and kits and methods that utilize such treatment December 1, 2009
Treatment devices in the shape of a dental tray, strip or patch include a barrier layer and a protective adhesive composition. Treatment kits include one or more treatment devices and one or more treatment compositions that are initially separate from the treatment devices. The treat
7611695 Flavored hemostatic and acid etching compositions November 3, 2009
Hemostatic compositions and dental etching compositions for oral use include methyl salicylate in order to mask or disguise their otherwise unpleasant taste. The methyl salicylate, hemostatic and/or dental etching agent are dispersed within an aqueous carrier, which may be liquid or
7611352 Lifestyle bracket system having interchangeable ligation covers November 3, 2009
An orthodontic bracket system including a plurality of interchangeable ligation covers so as to allow the patient and practitioner to create a desired aesthetic look. The inventive orthodontic bracket system includes a bracket base, at least one arch wire slot formed in the bracket base
7569185 Method for indicating shelf-life after mixing pre-dosed, pre-packaged two-part dental compositio August 4, 2009
A pre-dosed, pre-packaged mixing system and associated method for mixing, storing, and dispensing a two-part dental composition that becomes less stable upon mixing. The mixing system includes a pre-dosed, pre-packaged quantity of a first component contained within a first chamber, and a
7568579 High stability package for dental treatment devices August 4, 2009
A pre-packaged dental treatment system including a dental treatment device having a barrier layer configured for placement over at least a portion of a person's teeth, a dental treatment composition (e.g., a bleaching composition) disposed adjacent to the barrier layer, and a sealed
7534264 Delivery system for bone growth promoting material May 19, 2009
A delivery system that includes a bone growth promoting material encapsulated within a water absorptive gelatinizable covering is used to promote bone growth in order to repair a bone defect and/or strengthen a weakened bone region. The delivery system may be shaped and sized in orde
7503905 Venting syringe plunger March 17, 2009
A venting syringe plunger assembly for use with a syringe system allows for venting of gas from the syringe system during use. The plunger assembly includes a hollow outer sleeve having an interior surface, and an inner stem having an exterior surface. At least a portion of the inner
7452209 Exoskeleton support for placement of a dental treatment strip November 18, 2008
An exoskeleton support and associated placement system for use in placing a thin, flexible dental treatment strip over a person's tooth surfaces. The exoskeleton support includes an exoskeleton body that is curved so as to approximate the curvature of a person's dental arch. The exoskele
7398598 Methods for manufacturing endodontic instruments July 15, 2008
A method of manufacturing endodontic files involves a chemical milling process to yield endodontic files having a desired taper and/or degree of sharpness. The process involves the steps of (a) forming helical cutting edges in the cutting portion of the metallic rod; and (b) chemically
7367804 Endodontic instrument extractor tool manufactured from a shape memory material and related kits May 6, 2008
An endodontic instrument extractor tool is configured for removing a fragment of a broken endodontic instrument that has become lodged within a root canal of a tooth. The extractor tool comprises an elongate shaft, including a hollow gripping body at a distal end, and a proximal handle
7357789 Specially designed syringes for dispensing granular or powdered solids April 15, 2008
An apparatus and method for delivering a granular or powdered material, e.g., a bone growth promoting material. The inventive syringe apparatus includes a syringe barrel having a proximal and distal end, a lid attached to the syringe barrel that is selectively movable between an open
7322105 Methods for manufacturing endodontic instruments by milling January 29, 2008
A method for manufacturing endodontic instruments by milling. A provided metallic (e.g., a nickel-titanium alloy or stainless steel) thread or wire having a longitudinal axis is advanced along its longitudinal axis at a feedrate while contacting at least a portion of the metallic thread
7320598 Method for filling and sealing a root canal January 22, 2008
A root canal is filled and/or sealed using a hydrophilic sealing composition, optionally in combination with other filling materials. The sealing composition may include one or more resins that promote adhesion to hydrophilic dental tissues. The composition may be introduced into the
7314610 Dental compositions having anti-stokes up converters and methods of use January 1, 2008
A dental composition can include at least one polymerizable resin and at least one anti-stokes up converter. Alternatively, a two-part composition can include at least one dental composition configured for placement onto a person's tooth, and at least one anti-stokes up converter to be
7278852 Kit of sub-kits for placing a dental post October 9, 2007
A kit of dental sub-kits for use in placing a dental post in a prepared recess (e.g., a root canal) of a person's tooth. The kit includes a tray having an interior recess configured to removably receive therein a plurality of individual dental sub-kits. Each sub-kit may have an assoc
7267546 Light meter for detecting and measuring intensity of two or more wavelengths of light September 11, 2007
A light meter for detecting two or more different wavelengths of light and methods for determining whether a light source configured to emit light at two or more dominant wavelengths is working properly. The inventive light meter includes a housing, two or more receiving means for receiv
7264471 Methods and kits for bleaching teeth while protecting adjacent gingival tissue September 4, 2007
Dental bleaching methods and kits employ a dental bleaching composition, a protective composition and a barrier layer. The dental bleaching composition is positioned so as to contact a person's tooth surfaces. The protective composition is positioned so as to shield a person's gingival
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