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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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DENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE (non-driven toothbrushes A46B;
{
tongue scrapers A61B 17/24;
}
preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00; preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)
WARNING
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The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

A61C5/09 covered by A61C 5/08
A61C5/11 covered by A61C 5/08
A61C7/24 covered by A61C 7/20
A61C7/26 covered by A61C 7/20
A61C7/32 covered by A61C 7/28
A61C8/02 covered by A61C 8/0004
A61C11/04 covered by A61C 11/00
A61C13/003 covered by A61C 13/26
A61C13/007 covered by A61C 13/01
A61C13/03 covered by A61C 13/01
A61C13/07 covered by A61C 13/0025
A61C13/093 covered by A61C 13/1006
A61C13/103 covered by A61C 13/1009
A61C13/105 covered by A61C 13/1009
A61C13/107 covered by A61C 13/0001
A61C13/113 covered by A61C 13/0001
A61C13/15 covered by A61C 19/003
A61C13/23 covered by A61C 13/0025
A61C13/263 covered by A61C 13/225
A61C13/271 covered by A61C 13/26
A61C13/32 covered by A61C 13/225
A61C13/36 covered by A61C 13/1016
A61C13/38 covered by A61C 13/12
A61C17/024 covered by A61C 17/02
A61C17/032 covered by A61C 17/02
A61C17/06 covered by A61C 17/00
A61C17/08 covered by A61C 17/00
A61C17/10 covered by A61C 17/00
A61C17/12 covered by A61C 17/00
A61C17/18 covered by A61C 17/16


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Dental surgery
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Dental machines for boring or cutting;
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General features of dental machines or apparatus, e.g. hand-piece design
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Control devices or systems (fluid temperature control in air and water supply systems of dental machines or apparatus A61C 1/0069)
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Electrical systems
}
. . .
{
Foot control
}
A61C 1/003
. . .
{
Control of rotation of instrument
}
A61C 1/0038
. .
{
Pneumatic systems
}
.
{
Dental lasers (surgical lasers A61B 18/20; working by laser beam in general B23K 26/00; lasers per se H01S 3/00)
}
A61C 1/0053
.
{
Portable units
}
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{
Air and water supply systems; Valves specially adapted therefor (A61C 1/052 takes precedence; rinsing or air-blowing devices A61C 17/02)
}
A61C 1/0069
. .
{
Fluid temperature control
}
. .
{
Sterilising operating fluids or fluid supply elements such as supply lines, filters (sterilisation of liquid substances in general A61L 2/18)
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Supply units, e.g. reservoir arrangements, specially adapted pumps
}
A61C 1/0092
. . .
{
Pumps specially adapted therefor
}
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A61C 1/02
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characterised by the drive of the dental tools
A61C 1/04
. .
with treadle or manual drive
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A61C 1/05
. .
with turbine drive
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A61C 1/052
. . .
{
Ducts for supplying driving or cooling fluid, e.g. air, water
}
A61C 1/055
. . . .
{
through the working tool, e.g. hollow burr
}
A61C 1/057
. . .
{
with means for preventing suction effect in turbine after deactivation of the drive air
}
. .
with electric drive
. .
with vibratory drive, e.g. ultrasonic
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A61C 1/08
.
Machine parts specially adapted for dentistry
A61C 1/081
. .
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Pain-alleviating features
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Positioning or guiding, e.g. of drills
}
. . .
{
of implanting tools
}
A61C 1/085
. . .
{
for multiple drills, for simultaneous drilling
}
A61C 1/087
. .
{
Supplying powder or medicines
}
. .
{
Illuminating devices or attachments (for examination of the mouth A61B 1/24)
}
A61C 1/10
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Straight hand-pieces
A61C 1/12
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Angle hand-pieces
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A61C 1/14
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Tool-holders,
{
i.e. operating tool holders, e.g. burr holders
}
A61C 1/141
. . .
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in an angled handpiece
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{
Operating tool blocking means
}
. . . .
{
constricting the operating tool, e.g. chuck
}
. . .
{
Instruments or accessories for tool holders
}
A61C 1/147
. . .
{
in a straight handpiece
}
A61C 1/148
. . .
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Non-rotating tool holders, e.g. vibrating, oscillating, nutating
}
. .
Protecting caps for hand-pieces or angle-pieces
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Flexible shafts; Clutches or the like;
{
Bearings or lubricating arrangements; Drives or transmissions
}
(flexible shafts in general F16C; clutches in general F16D)
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Bearings or lubricating arrangements, e.g. air-cushion bearings
}
. . . .
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Jewel bearings
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A61C 1/185
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Drives or transmissions
}
A61C 1/186
. . . .
{
with torque adjusting or limiting means
}
A61C 1/188
. . .
{
Means for allowing non driven rotation of the tool relative to the handle, e.g. toolswivel
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Dental tools or instruments (implanting tools A61C 8/00; tools for fastening artificial teeth A61C 13/12; visual inspection devices, e.g. dental mirrors, A61B 1/24)
.
{
Brushes for applying dental compositions
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A61C 3/02
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Tooth drilling or cutting instruments; Instruments acting like a sandblast machine
A61C 3/025
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Instruments acting like a sandblast machine, e.g. for cleaning, polishing or cutting teeth
. .
Instruments operated by vibration
A61C 3/04
.
Supports for holding tooth drills in order of use
.
Tooth grinding or polishing discs; Holders therefor
{
(prophylactic cups A61C 17/005)
}
A61C 3/08
.
Tooth pluggers or hammers
A61C 3/10
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Tooth pincettes or the like
A61C 3/12
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Tooth saws
A61C 3/14
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Dentists` forceps or the like for extracting teeth
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A61C 3/16
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Dentists` forceps
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or clamps
}
for removing crowns
A61C 3/162
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{
acting by leverage
}
A61C 3/164
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{
acting by percussion
}
A61C 3/166
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{
acting by vibration
}
A61C 3/168
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{
with wires
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Filling or capping teeth
A61C 5/002
.
{
Facets
}
.
{
Dental anchoring pins; Mounting tools or dispensers therefor (A61C 13/30 takes precedence)
}
A61C 5/007
.
{
Dental splints; teeth or jaw immobilisation devices; stabilizing retainers bonded to teeth after orthodontic treatments
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Implements for surgical treatment of the roots or nerves of the teeth; Nerve needles; Methods or instruments for medication of the roots (substances for chemical treatment A61K 6/00)
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A61C 5/021
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Not used, see subgroups
}
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Root canal files; Handgrips or guiding means therefor (A61C 1/082, A61C 5/025, A61C 19/02 take precedence)
}
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{
Depth control, e.g. for files; Supports or boxes with depth gauging means; Stop positioners; Instruments adjustably mounted in handle portion
}
A61C 5/026
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Nerve extractors, e.g. needles; Removing broken parts of endodontic instruments
}
A61C 5/028
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{
Means preventing loss of endodontic instruments
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Implements for filling natural teeth; Methods or instruments for medication of tooth nerve channels (
{
rinsing tooth nerve channels A61C 17/02
}
; composition of the fillings A61K 6/02)
A61C 5/045
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{
with heating means, e.g. for heating gutta percha or filling
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Amalgam presses or mixers
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(A61C 19/005 takes precedence)
}
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Dental composition applicators, e.g. syringes, guns (A61C 9/0026 takes precedence)
}
. . .
{
Multi-component applicators
}
A61C 5/066
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{
Amalgam capsules
}
A61C 5/068
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{
Dental composition mixers, e.g. amalgators, capsule holders
}
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Tooth crowns; Making same; Securing crowns in the mouth (dental implants A61C 8/00)
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Methods or devices for making crowns
{
(A61C 13/0004 takes precedence)
}
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A61C 5/12
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Tooth clamps; Dam holders;
{
Dental aids fixed to the teeth during treatment
}
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{
Dental dams; Holders or clamps therefor
}
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{
Dental filling bands, e.g. matrix bands; Manipulating tools therefor
}
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Dental wedges
}
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Lip or mouth protectors
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A61C 7/00
Orthodontics, i.e. obtaining or maintaining the desired position of teeth, e.g. by straightening, evening, regulating, separating, or by correcting malocclusions
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A61C 7/002
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Orthodontic computer assisted systems
}
A61C 2007/004
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Automatic construction of a set of axes for a tooth or a plurality of teeth
}
A61C 7/006
.
{
using magnetic force
}
A61C 7/008
.
{
using vibrating means
}
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Tools for manipulating or working with an orthodontic appliance
{
(tools for placement of brackets A61C 7/146; Instruments for attaching elastic bands A61C 7/306)
}
A61C 7/023
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{
for debonding or removing orthodontic devices
}
A61C 7/026
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{
for twisting orthodontic ligature wires
}
A61C 7/04
. .
plier-type,
{
e.g. pincers
}
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A61C 7/06
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Extra-oral force transmitting means, i.e. means worn externally of the mouth and placing a member in the mouth under tension
A61C 7/065
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{
with a chin cup
}
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Mouthpiece-type retainers
{
or positioners, e.g. for both the lower and upper arch (arch-shaped medicament applicators for teeth or gums A61C 19/063; mouthguards for protecting the teeth of sportsmen A63B 71/085)
}
A61C 7/10
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Devices having means to apply outwardly directed force, e.g. expanders
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A61C 7/12
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Brackets; Arch wires; Combinations thereof; Accessories therefor
A61C 7/125
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Mouth tissue protecting means, e.g. bracket caps
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Brackets (A61C 7/28 takes precedence); Fixing brackets to teeth
A61C 7/141
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Brackets with reinforcing structure, e.g. inserts
}
. . .
{
Brackets with two or more recesses for arch wires
}
A61C 7/145
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Lingual brackets
}
A61C 7/146
. . .
{
Positioning or placement of brackets; Tools therefor
}
A61C 7/148
. . .
{
with occlusal or gingival archwire slot opening (A61C 7/145 takes precedence)
}
A61C 7/16
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specially adapted to be cemented to teeth
A61C 7/18
. . .
specially adapted to be fixed to teeth with a band; Bands therefor
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Arch wires (A61C 7/28 takes precedence)
A61C 7/22
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Tension adjusting means
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A61C 7/28
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Securing arch wire to bracket
A61C 7/282
. . .
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Buccal tubes
}
A61C 7/285
. . .
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Locking by rotation
}
A61C 7/287
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Sliding locks
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A61C 7/30
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by resilient means;
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Dispensers therefor
}
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A61C 7/303
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Elastic bands
}
A61C 7/306
. . . . .
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Dispensers or attachment instruments therefor
}
A61C 7/34
. . .
using lock pins
A61C 7/36
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Devices acting between upper and lower teeth
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Means to be fixed to the jaw-bone for consolidating natural teeth or for fixing dental prostheses thereon; Dental implants; Implanting tools (fastening of peg-teeth in the mouth A61C 13/30)
.
{
Impression means for implants, e.g. impression coping
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A61C 8/0003
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Not used, see subgroups
}
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A61C 8/0004
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Consolidating natural teeth
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{
Periodontal tissue or bone regeneration (support means for endoprosthetic bone substitute or bone graft implants A61F 2/2846)
}
A61C 8/0007
. . . .
{
Stimulation of growth around implant by electrical means
}
. .
{
Consolidating prostheses or implants, e.g. by means of stabilising pins (A61C 8/0031 takes precedence)
}
.
{
Multiple implanting technique, i.e. mutiple component implants introduced in the jaw from different directions
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{
characterised by the material or composition, e.g. ceramics, surface layer, metal alloy (use of specific materials A61K 6/00)
}
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with a surface layer, coating
}
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{
being a conversion layer, e.g. oxide layer
}
A61C 8/0016
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polymeric material
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A61C 8/0018
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characterised by the shape
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A61C 8/0019
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Blade implants
}
A61C 8/0021
. . .
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with self-incising cutting edge
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Self-screwing (A61C 8/0028 takes precedence)
}
A61C 8/0024
. . .
{
with self-boring cutting edge
}
A61C 8/0025
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{
with multiple threads
}
A61C 8/0027
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Frames
}
. .
{
Pins, needles; Head structures therefor (A61C 8/0004, A61C 8/0009 take precedence)
}
A61C 8/003
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{
Transmandibular implants
}
A61C 8/0031
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{
Juxtaosseous implants, i.e. implants lying over the outer surface of the jaw bone
}
A61C 8/0033
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Expandable implants; Implants with extendable elements
}
A61C 8/0034
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Long implant, e.g. zygomatic implant
}
A61C 8/0036
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Tooth replica
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A61C 8/0037
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Details of the shape
}
A61C 8/0039
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{
in the form of hollow cylinder with an open bottom
}
A61C 8/004
. . .
{
inflatable
}
A61C 8/0042
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{
consisting of two halves
}
A61C 8/0043
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{
having more than one root
}
A61C 8/0045
. . .
{
with a stepped body
}
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{
Textured surface, e.g. roughness, microstructure (A61C 8/0013 takes precedence)
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Connecting the upper structure to the implant, e.g. bridging bars (A61C 8/0028 takes precedence)
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Connecting devices for joining an upper structure with an implant member, e.g. spacers
}
. . .
{
Abutment monobloc with restoration
}
A61C 8/0053
. . .
{
with angular adjustment means, e.g. ball and socket joint
}
A61C 8/0054
. . .
{
having a cylindrical implant connecting part
}
A61C 8/0056
. . .
{
diverging in the apical direction of the implant or abutment
}
A61C 8/0057
. . .
{
with elastic means
}
A61C 8/0059
. . .
{
with additional friction enhancing means
}
A61C 8/006
. . .
{
with polygonal positional means, e.g. hexagonal or octagonal
}
A61C 8/0062
. . .
{
Catch or snap type connection
}
A61C 8/0063
. . .
{
with an internal sleeve
}
A61C 8/0065
. . .
{
with expandable or compressible means
}
A61C 8/0066
. . .
{
with positioning means (A61C 8/006 takes precedence)
}
A61C 8/0068
. . .
{
with an additional screw
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A61C 8/0069
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tapered or conical connection
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A61C 8/0071
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{
with a self-locking taper, e.g. morse taper
}
A61C 8/0072
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{
including male and female conical parts with different angles
}
A61C 8/0074
. . .
{
with external threads
}
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{
Implant heads specially designed for receiving an upper structure (if separable from the implant A61C 8/005)
}
A61C 8/0077
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{
with shape following the gingival surface or the bone surface
}
. .
{
with platform switching, i.e. platform between implant and abutment
}
A61C 8/008
.
{
Healing caps or the like
}
A61C 8/0081
.
{
Magnetic dental implant retention systems
}
A61C 8/0083
.
{
Intra-gingival inserts
}
A61C 2008/0084
.
{
Provisional implants or abutments
}
A61C 8/0086
.
{
with shock absorbing means
}
A61C 8/0087
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Means for sterile storage or manipulation of dental implants
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A61C 8/0089
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Implanting tools or instruments
}
A61C 8/009
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{
for selecting the right implanting element, e.g. templates
}
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for sinus lifting
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A61C 8/0093
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{
Features of implants not otherwise provided for
}
A61C 8/0095
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{
Total denture implant
}
A61C 8/0096
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{
Implants for use in orthodontic treatment
}
A61C 8/0098
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Immediate loaded implants
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Dental prosthetics; Artificial teeth (preparations for dentistry A61K 6/00)
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Impression cups,
{
i.e. impression trays
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; Impression methods
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(computer-assisted sizing A61C 13/0004; instruments for determining occlusion A61C 19/05 )
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A61C 9/0006
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Impression trays
}
A61C 9/0013
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Inflatable trays
}
.
{
Means or methods for correctly replacing a dental model, e.g. dowel pins; Dowel pin positioning means or methods
}
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{
Syringes or guns for injecting impression material; Mixing impression material for immediate use
}
A61C 9/0033
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Gingival retraction appliances
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A61C 9/004
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Means or methods for taking digitized impressions
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A61C 9/0046
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Data acquisition means or methods
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A61C 9/0053
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Optical means or methods, e.g. scanning the teeth by a laser or light beam
}
A61C 9/006
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{
projecting one or more stripes or patterns on the teeth
}
A61C 9/0066
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{
Depth determination through adaptive focusing
}
A61C 9/0073
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{
Interferometric means or methods, e.g. creation of a hologram
}
A61C 9/008
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{
Mechanical means or methods, e.g. a contact probe moving over the teeth
}
A61C 9/0086
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Acoustic means or methods
}
A61C 9/0093
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Workpiece support
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A61C 11/00
Dental articulators, i.e. for simulating movement of the temporo-mandibular joints; Articulation forms or mouldings
.
{
non-pivoting
}
.
{
with height adjustments thereof
}
.
{
with tracing devices
}
.
{
with an occlusal plate
}
A61C 11/008
.
{
made of wires
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A61C 11/02
.
characterised by the arrangement, location or type of the hinge means;
{
Articulators with pivots
}
A61C 11/022
. .
{
with two adjustable pivoting points, e.g. Argon-type articulators
}
A61C 11/025
. .
{
with a pivotable lower part, i.e. mandibule motion simulator
}
A61C 11/027
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{
with a hinge made of resilient material
}
A61C 11/06
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with incisal guide
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A61C 11/08
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with means to secure dental casts to articulator
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A61C 11/081
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with adjusting means thereof
}
A61C 11/082
. . .
{
for rectilinear adjustment
}
A61C 11/084
. . .
{
for 3D adjustment, e.g. Ball-and-socket
}
A61C 11/085
. . .
{
Intermediary adjustment plates
}
A61C 11/087
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{
using magnets
}
A61C 11/088
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{
using screws
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A61C 13/00
Dental prostheses; Making same (tooth crowns for capping teeth A61C 5/08; dental implants A61C 8/00)
A61C 13/0001
.
{
In-situ dentures; Trial or temporary dentures
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A61C 13/0003
.
{
Making bridge-work, inlays, implants or the like
}
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{
Computer-assisted sizing or machining of dental prostheses
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A61C 13/0006
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Production methods
}
. . .
{
using sand blasting
}
A61C 13/0009
. . .
{
using a copying machine
}
A61C 13/001
. . .
{
Electrophoresis coating
}
A61C 13/0012
. . .
{
Electrolytic coating
}
A61C 13/0013
. . .
{
using stereolithographic techniques
}
A61C 13/0015
. . .
{
using electrical discharge machining (EDM), e.g. spark erosion
}
A61C 13/0016
. . .
{
using ultrasonic or sonic machining process
}
. . .
{
using laser
}
A61C 13/0019
. . .
{
using three dimensional printing
}
A61C 13/0021
. . .
{
using stamping techniques
}
A61C 13/0022
. .
{
Blanks or green, unfinished dental restoration parts
}
A61C 13/0024
.
{
Repairing or adjusting dentures; Location of irritating zones
}
.
{
Linings
}
A61C 13/0027
.
{
Base for holding castings
}
A61C 13/0028
.
{
Instruments or appliances for wax-shaping or wax-removing
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A61C 13/01
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Palates or other bases or supports for the artificial teeth; Making same
A61C 13/02
. .
made by galvanoplastic methods or by plating; Surface treatment; Enamelling; Perfuming; Making antiseptic
A61C 13/04
. .
made by casting
A61C 13/06
. .
made by punching
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A61C 13/08
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Artificial teeth; Making same (kilns for artificial teeth F27B)
A61C 13/081
. .
{
Making teeth by casting or moulding
}
. .
{
Cosmetic aspects, e.g. inlays; Determination of the colour (A61C 19/10 takes precedence)
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Porcelain or ceramic teeth
{
(A61C 13/081 takes precedence; preparations A61K 6/02)
}
. . .
{
Ceramic coating on metallic body
}
A61C 13/087
. .
Artificial resin teeth
{
(A61C 13/081 takes precedence; preparations A61K 6/02)
}
A61C 13/09
. .
{
Composite teeth, e.g. front and back section (A61C 13/0835, A61C 13/1023 take precedence)
}
; Multilayer teeth
A61C 13/097
. .
characterised by occlusal profiles,
{
i.e. chewing contact surfaces
}
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A61C 13/10
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Fastening of artificial teeth to denture palates or the like
{
(A61C 8/0048 takes precedence)
}
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A61C 13/1003
. .
{
by embedding in base material
}
A61C 13/1006
. . .
{
characterised by a tooth shape which improves retention
}
A61C 13/1009
. . .
{
Anchorage members, e.g. pins or bars; Means or methods for affixing pins to porcelain teeth
}
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A61C 13/1013
. . .
{
Arch forms
}
A61C 13/1016
. . . .
{
Methods or apparatus for mounting, holding or positioning a set of teeth
}
WARNING
-
Not complete, see A61C 13/00, A61C 13/04

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A61C 13/102
. .
{
to be fixed to a frame
}
A61C 13/1023
. . .
{
Facing and backing
}
A61C 13/1026
. .
{
Shock absorbers
}
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Tools for fastening artificial teeth; Holders, clamps, or stands for artificial teeth
{
(A61C 8/0089 takes precedence)
}
. .
Vulcanising devices for artificial teeth (
{
by radiation A61C 19/003
}
; apparatus for curing, e.g. vulcanising, of plastics or substances in a plastic state, in general B29C 35/00)
A61C 13/16
. .
Curing flasks; Holders therefor
A61C 13/18
. .
Presses for flasks
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Methods or devices for soldering, casting, moulding or melting
{
(A61C 13/04, A61C 13/081 take precedence)
}
A61C 13/203
. .
{
using microwave energy
}
A61C 13/206
. .
{
Injection moulding
}
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Fastening prostheses in the mouth
{
(A61C 8/0048 takes precedence)
}
A61C 13/2255
. .
{
Frames for partial dentures; Lingual bars
}
. .
Magnetic fastening (
{
A61C 8/0081 takes precedence
}
; magnetic implants A61C 8/00)
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Fastening by suction,
{
i.e. total dentures (A61C 8/00, A61C 13/235, A61C 13/28 take precedence)
}
A61C 13/245
. . .
{
Vacuum enhancing devices, e.g. valves
}
A61C 13/25
. . .
including valve or air passageway leading from suction area to lingual cavity
A61C 13/26
. .
Dentures without palates;
{
Partial dentures, e.g. bridges
}
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A61C 13/265
. .
Sliding or snap attachments
{
not used, see subgroups
}
A61C 13/2653
. . .
{
Sliding attachments
}
A61C 13/2656
. . .
{
Snap attachments
}
A61C 13/267
. .
Clasp fastening
A61C 13/273
. .
removably secured to residual teeth by using bolts
{
or locks
}
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A61C 13/275
. .
removably secured by using bridging bars or rails between residual teeth
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A61C 2013/2753
. . .
{
characterised by the shape of the bridging bar
}
A61C 2013/2756
. . . .
{
having a Y-shaped cross-section
}
A61C 13/277
. .
Telescopic anchoring,
{
i.e. using spring biased detents
}
A61C 13/28
. .
Fastening by spring action between upper and lower denture
. .
Fastening of peg-teeth in the mouth
A61C 13/34
.
Making or working of models, e.g. preliminary castings, trial dentures; Dowel pins [4]
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Tooth-cleaning or mouth-rinsing devices (non-driven toothbrushes A46B;
{
tongue scrapers A61B 17/24;
}
preparations for cleaning the teeth or mouth A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)
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A61C 15/00
Devices for cleaning between the teeth
.
Toothpicks
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A61C 15/04
.
Dental floss; Floss holders
{
not used, see subgroups
}
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. .
{
Dental floss (chemical aspects A61Q 11/00)
}
A61C 15/042
. . .
{
comprising protuberances along its length, e.g. balls or knots
}
. .
{
Containers, dispensers, or the like, e.g. with cutting means (A61C 15/046 takes precedence)
}
A61C 15/045
. .
{
Threading or knotting devices
}
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A61C 15/046
. .
{
Flossing tools
}
A61C 15/047
. . .
{
power-driven
}
A61C 15/048
. . .
{
with heads removable from handle, e.g. interchangeable heads
}
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Devices for cleaning, polishing, rinsing or drying teeth, teeth cavities or prostheses (instruments acting like a sandblast machine A61C 3/025; tooth polishing discs or holders therefor A61C 3/06; devices for cleaning between the teeth A61C 15/00); Saliva removers; Dental appliances for receiving spittle
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Cleaning of prostheses using ultrasonic techniques similar to those used for natural teeth is classified in this group. Other ultrasonic cleaning of prostheses is classified in group B08B 3/12

.
{
Devices for dental prophylaxis
}
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Rinsing or air-blowing devices, e.g. using fluid jets
{
or comprising liquid medication
}
(
{
air and water supply systems in dental machines in general A61C 1/0061; with particulate material supply A61C 3/025;
}
combined with power-driven cleaning or polishing devices A61C 17/16)
A61C 17/0202
. .
{
Hand-pieces
}
A61C 17/0205
. .
{
Container filling apparatus
}
. .
{
combined with means providing suction (A61C 17/0211 takes precedence)
}
A61C 17/0211
. .
{
specially adapted for rinsing the teeth of at least one jaw simultaneously (A61C 17/20 takes precedence)
}
A61C 17/0214
. .
{
adapted to be connected to the main water supply, e.g. using a water tap
}
A61C 17/0217
. .
{
having means for manually controlling the supply of two or more fluids, e.g. water and air
}
A61C 17/022
. .
Air-blowing devices,
{
e.g. with means for heating the air
}
. .
with intermittent liquid flow
{
(A61C 17/0211 takes precedence)
}
.
Cleaning devices for
{
dental
}
prostheses
{
removed from the oral cavity (using ultrasonics B08B 3/12)
}
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A61C 17/04
.
Spittoons or saliva removers for dental use
. .
{
Aspiration tips (aspiration combined with rinsing or liquid medication A61C 17/0208)
}
. .
{
characterised by provisions for processing the collected matter, e.g. for separating solids or air (similar devices for medical use A61M 1/0056)
}
A61C 17/14
.
Dental appliances for receiving spittle, with or without rinsing means therefor, e.g. dental basins, spittoons, cuspidors
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Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices
. .
using ultrasonics
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with brushes, cushions, cups, or the like (brush bodies, e.g. arrangements of the bristles A46B)
. . .
{
Control arrangements therefor
}
. . .
{
Brush body details, e.g. the shape thereof or connection to handle
}
A61C 17/224
. . .
{
Electrical recharging arrangements
}
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A61C 17/225
. . .
{
Handles or details thereof
}
. . . .
{
with reservoirs, e.g. for toothpaste
}
A61C 17/228
. . .
{
Self-contained intraoral toothbrush, e.g. mouth-guard toothbrush without handle
}
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. . .
rotating continuously (A61C 17/40 takes precedence)
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A61C 17/26
. . . .
driven by electric motor
A61C 17/28
. . . . .
with rinsing means
. . . .
driven by hydraulic motor, e.g. water motor
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A61C 17/32
. . .
reciprocating or oscillating
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A61C 17/34
. . . .
driven by electric motor
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. . . . .
{
characterized by the movement of the brush body
}
. . . . . .
{
Rotation around the axis of the toothbrush handle
}
. . . . . .
{
Rotation around the axis perpendicular to the axis of toothbrush handle and in the plane defined by the bristle holder
}
. . . . . .
{
Rotation around the axis perpendicular to the plane defined by the bristle holder
}
. . . . . .
{
Translation along the axis of the toothbrush handle
}
. . . . . .
{
Translation along the axis perpendicular of the axis of toothbrush handle and in the plane defined by the bristle holder
}
. . . . . .
{
Translation along the axis perpendicular to the plane defined by the bristle holder
}
. . . . . .
{
with combined movements of the brush body
}
. . . . . .
{
Vibrating brush body, e.g. by using eccentric weights
}
. . . . .
{
with multiple brush bodies
}
A61C 17/36
. . . . .
with rinsing means
A61C 17/38
. . . .
driven by hydraulic motor, e.g. water motor
A61C 17/40
. . .
orbiting, e.g. nutating

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Dental auxiliary appliances (dental chairs or accessories therefor, working stands whether or not combined with chairs A61G 15/00)
.
{
Holders for absorbent pads (absorbent pads per se A61F 13/00)
}
.
{
Cleaning devices specially adapted for dental instruments (disinfecting A61L 2/00; cleaning in general B08B)
}
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A61C 19/003
.
{
Apparatus for curing resins by radiation
}
A61C 19/004
. .
{
Hand-held apparatus, e.g. guns
}
A61C 19/005
.
{
Devices for the manual mixing of small quantities of materials, e.g. trays for mixing dental porcelain
}
A61C 19/006
.
{
Finger- or hand-supported dental trays
}
A61C 19/007
.
{
Dust removing devices on working places in dental laboratories, e.g. working by suction (preventing escape of dirt B08B 15/00)
}
A61C 19/008
.
{
Devices for displaying or storing lost natural teeth, e.g. boxes
}
.
Protective casings, e.g. boxes for instruments; Bags;
{
(A61C 5/025 takes precedence)
}
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Measuring instruments specially adapted for dentistry (
{
A61C 5/025 takes precedence; testing vitality of teeth A61B 5/0534
}
; radiation diagnosis A61B 6/00)
A61C 19/041
. .
{
for measuring the length of the root canal of a tooth
}
A61C 19/042
. .
{
for determining the position of a root apex
}
A61C 19/043
. .
{
Depth measuring of periodontal pockets; Probes therefor
}
A61C 19/045
. .
for recording mandibular movement, e.g. face bows
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A61C 19/05
. .
for determining occlusion
A61C 19/052
. . .
{
with tracing appliances
}
A61C 19/055
. .
Paralleling devices
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A61C 19/06
.
Implements for therapeutic treatment (radiation therapy A61N 5/00)
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A61C 19/063
. .
{
Medicament applicators for teeth or gums, e.g. treatment with fluorides
}
A61C 19/066
. . .
{
Bleaching devices; Whitening agent applicators for teeth, e.g. trays or strips
}
. .
combined with anaesthetising implements (dental hypodermic syringes A61M 5/00)
.
Supports for artificial teeth for transport or for comparison of the colour
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A61C 2201/00
Material properties
A61C 2201/002
.
using colour effect, e.g. for identification purposes
A61C 2201/005
.
using radio-opaque means
A61C 2201/007
.
using shape memory effect
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Dental surgery
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A61C 2202/00
Packaging for dental appliances
A61C 2202/01
.
Packaging for light-curable material
A61C 2202/02
.
Packaging for volatile material
A61C 2203/00
Means for making patients feel at ease during dental treatment, e.g. dental instruments in the form of toys
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A61C 2204/00
Features not otherwise provided for
A61C 2204/002
.
using batteries
A61C 2204/005
.
using chip tag or any electronic identification mean, e.g. RFID
A61C 2204/007
.
using wear indicators
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