TODAY’S PATENT – DENTAL TOOLS
Arthur M. Ipstein received his patent for the invention, “Dental tools”, by the USPTO on 22nd February 1977, bearing the patent number US4008521A.
The present invention relates to dental tools and more particularly to a multi-angle reciprocating dental tool that may be used under the gingivae and on those portions of the teeth which are inaccessible to rotary tools.
One of the long-existing problems in the field of dental technology has been the difficulty in developing a tool that can provide a reciprocal motion and properly reach those areas of the tooth that are inaccessible. Other prior art design tools would continue their movement but the tool itself would be stationary and the body of the tool would be placed against the work area.
The objective of this invention is to provide a device that will dwell at the extremities of its reciprocal movement, thus eliminating pounding of the tooth or pulp. Further, this invention aims at providing a multi-angle reciprocating dental tool that is simple and inexpensive to manufacture. It is also highly reliable, compact, and versatile.