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Articulators, Dental

Definition : Dental instruments designed to simulate the movement of the upper and lower jaw (i.e., the movement of the mandibular arch in relation to the maxillary arch); maxillary and mandibular casts are usually attached to the articulator. These articulators typically include two hinge-jointed arms; each arm has segments connected to a hinge joint with mating elements, one integral to each segment of an arm. The articulator elements determine the degree and limit of articulator movement, as well as the capability of the articulator to closely simulate the movement of the mandible. Dental articulator characteristics, such as horizontal axis of rotation, condylar inclination, intercondylar distance, adjustability of the angle and side-shift movement (Bennett angle and movement, respectively), and incisal guidance, determine the degree of simulation of mandibular dynamics. Dental articulators are available as nonadjustable articulators (Class I, limited to hinge opening and closing arcs about a fixed axis, or Class II, capable of lateral movement), semiadjustable articulators (which can simulate lateral, protrusive, and Bennett movement), and fully adjustable articulators intended to simulate all movements of the mandible. Dental articulators are used for dental restorative procedures, modeling and diagnosis, determining the position of an artificial dental prosthesis to obtain the best placement, occlusion, and articulation during the restorative procedure; the class of articulator used in each procedure is chosen according to the characteristics of the procedure/prosthesis to be modeled (e.g., placement of partial and complete dentures or individual crowns, diagnosis of temporomandibular joint dysfunction).

Entry Terms : "Dental Occluders" , "Occluders, Dental" , "Dental Articulators"

UMDC code : 10201

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Almore International Inc

Company Type: Parent

For over 60 years Almore International has prided itself on introducing quality, innovative and unique products to the dental industry. The uniqueness of Almore's product line began in 1946 with the introduction of the Binocular Headband Loupe by Dr. Arne Lauritzen and company founder Alvin Moore. Two examples of Almore's extensive list of trademark products are the Richwil Crown & Bridge Remover and the Endo Ring

Buffalo Dental Mfg Co Inc

Company Type: Parent

widest range of Handpieces, Lab Products, Lab Instruments, Vacuum forming, dental, medical, hospital and laboratory facilities worldwide choose Buffalo to protect their staff and patients alike. While Buffalo is proud to serve the global healthcare community, a majority of our products are manufactured in the United States, bringing you quality and value that are close to home.

Dentsply International Inc

Company Type: Parent

DENTSPLY's broad global product platform helps dental professionals serve patients' oral health care for a lifetime, from preventive services to tooth replacement. Our products range from general dental consumables and laboratory products to products supporting the dental specialty markets of orthodontics, endodontics and implants.

Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd

Company Type: Parent

Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd., an employee-owned company, serves orthodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and the restorative and general dental profession worldwide. We offer over 2,500 products and operate one of the largest orthodontic laboratories in the United States. We also conduct classes on the latest appliance fabrication techniques at our on-site training center.

Hu-Friedy Mfg Co LLC

Company Type: Parent

Jensen Industries Inc

Company Type: Parent

Keystone Industries

Company Type: Parent

LAK Enterprises Inc

Company Type: Parent

L.A.K. Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Dr. Lloyd A. Kwok, a practicing dentist in San Francisco for 39 years. Through many years of extensive research and development, Dr. Kwok and his team of dental professionals created systems in Crown and Bridge and Preventive Dentistry and a line of accessory products utilized by every type of dentist. Our current line consists of over 30 unique dental products. We are constantly seeking to add new and innovative products to compliment our existing line.

Motloid/Yates & Bird

Company Type: Parent

Yates Motloid has been providing solutions to the dental lab market segment for over 50 years. All products have been developed, manufactured, tested, approved and used by many of the leading dental schools and labs throughout the world. Yates Motloid is ISO CERTIFIED 9001:2008 In accordance with ISO 13485:2008 requirements. Our products address a variety of needs including gels for protecting the gums during the teeth whitening process. Cold Pac tooth acrylic, used in temporary crown and bridge applications, is rated one of the best by a study at The University of Michigan. We offer a unique separating material as well as state of the art tungsten steel burs, waxes for all applications, buffing and burnishing compounds, acrylics for denture & repair in a variety of shades, welders, platers, soldering machines and a wide variety of other accessories.

Myotronics-Noromed Inc

Company Type: Parent

Myotronics develops and manufactures state of the art evaluation and treatment devices for dentists. Myotronics has pioneered and lead this field, producing high quality products that have enabled what has come to be known as "Neuromuscular Dentistry" -- the gathering of additional scientific data to enhance the clinician's ability to diagnose complex cases of malocclusion.

Nobilium

Company Type: Parent

Premier Dental Products Co

Company Type: Parent

We at Premier are proud of our family tradition, which has seen us scrutinize our products and push ourselves and our staff to higher levels of service for over nine decades. Founded in 1913, by Julius Charlestein, Premier continues into its fourth generation as a family owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of quality health care products through a worldwide network of dealers.

Water Pik Inc

Company Type: Parent

Water Pik, Inc. has been a leader in developing innovative personal and oral healthcare products for the entire family since 1962. Over the years, we have acquired more than 500 patents, and our products have been recognized for award-winning design and technology.

Whip Mix Corp

Company Type: Parent

Whip Mix is the one resource that helps the Dental Profession achieve its goals of high quality, less invasive patient care, reduced chair time and increased operating efficiencies.

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