Methods, devices, systems, assemblies, and kits for tissue retraction in an oral cavity

Patent Number: 9387054

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

Provided herein is a retraction device for retracting soft tissue from the dental surfaces in the oral cavity of a patient. The retraction device is comprised of a topology conformable structure, where the topology conformable structure is adaptable to be delivered to the oral cavity in a constrained shape. The device can then undergo a conformation change in the oral cavity, where the device transforms into its unconstrained shape. The unconstrained shape of the device creates a useable working field in the oral cavity. The useable working field can provide increased accessibility to and/or visibility within the oral cavity. Also provided herein are methods for using the device and kits.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Craig D. Hines - - -
Curtis Pontynen - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 C 5 00
A 61 C 5 14
A 61 C 5 12
A 61 B 1 32
A 61 C 1 08
A 61 C 17 06
A 61 C 13 15


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
Ultradent Products, Inc. - - - - -