Category Archives: Instrument Design

Densah Burs – OsseoDensification Bur Kit

Versah, a company started by Michigan Periodontist, Dr. Salah Huwais , have designed a
set of multi-fluted osseodensification burs for implant placement. Osseodensification is a novel, biomechanical, non-excavation  preparation method that compacts and autografts bone during the osteotomy. The burs will remove bone when spun clockwise, however when spun counterclockwise they collect and compact bone chips into the osteotomy wall and result in greater local bone density and higher insertion torques. They can also be
used for internal sinus lifts and ridge expansion.

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Topic: Bone Grafting, Drill Design, Instrument Design, Patent, Sinus Lift

BSB Direct Cut Drills – Eliminate Inaccuracy of Sequential Drilling in Guided Surgery

BioCutBlue Sky Bio has released their BIO|Cut drill that features a unique drill topography to cut bone very efficiently  without the need for sequential size drills. Only the final implant specific drill is needed to shape the osteotomy before implant placement. This design is particularly useful in guided surgery and allows very accurate guided osteotomies to be made without the need for key guides and sequential drill sizes which can introduce and compound inaccurate positioning.  This system allows you to prepare your final osteotomy with only 2 drills, the Bio|Cut drill and your final implant specific shaping drill.

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Topic: Drill Design, Implant Placement Guides, Instrument Design

Magnetic Mallet from Sweden and Martina

magnetic malletItalian Manufacturer Sweden and Martina’s Magnetic Mallet is an innovative tool for Dental Surgery and Implantology. The magnetic mallet’s main application is in the maxillary sinus for use in bone compaction protocols and vertical and horizontal compaction. It is also useful in cases that call for the use of a surgical hammer. 
The device exploits electromagnetic impact, which allows an impact force of high intensity and short duration to produce plastic deformation of  bone, without propagating the force throughout the whole cranium, as is usually the case with the use of a surgical hammer. This is why the use of Magnetic Mallet prevents the patient developing so-called benign paroxysmal vertiginous syndrome, a type of postoperative dizziness.

There are 4 different intensity settings for the instrument allowing the surgeon to modulate the pressure according to the type of procedure and bone density, this allows for a greater margin of safety and precision. 


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Topic: Instrument Design, Sinus Lift

3M ESPE Lava Chairside Oral Scanner wins Bronze IDEA award

3M ESPE`s digital dental impression system has been selected as a bronze award winner in the International Design Excellence Awards for 2008. This digital dental impression system captures continuous 3D video images to create precise 3D dental models. Intended for use by dentists and hygienists, it eliminates the discomfort of traditional methods and improves communication between patients and dentists by allowing immediate chair-side review. To create a digital impression, the dentist positions the wand in the patient`s mouth and glides the tip over the teeth to capture surface data. The 3D data is collected and reviewed in real-time on the display.

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Topic: Instrument Design

Universal Joint Abutment Screwdriver

Dr. Jong-Ho Lee, a Korean dentist, has patented his design for a free-angled screwdriver and abutment. The system addresses the prosthetic problem of access screw hole placement. The free-angled driver consists of 2 to 3 sections connected using universal joints which allows the unrestricted rotation of the free-angled driver at any angle. The free-angled driver eliminates the need for a straight channel to access the abutment screw. The abutment screw can be screwed and unscrewed using the curved channel up to 30 degrees and 35Ncm.

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Topic: Instrument Design