In May 7, 2013 Dr. Fahad Fatiny, a graduate of King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Dentistry and a Saudi Board of Restorative Dentistry Certified has successfully patented a dental instrument in the field of Oral Surgery.
“The dental instrument is formed of a single elongate, unitary length of surgical steel or other suitable material. The instrument preferably includes two mutually opposed working end portions and a generally medial cushioned handgrip portion. Each of the end portions has a shallow axial channel with a sharpened distal end having a notch formed therein. The two sides of the notch provide two contact points or areas to avoid the extreme pressures applied by conventional single contact point instruments and the resulting breakage of the tooth and subsequent difficulty in extracting the base or root of the tooth that often occurs. A lateral notch having sharpened edges is also preferably formed along one side of each working end portion of the tool.
The configuration of the dental instrument provides greater versatility to perform the manipulations generally required for tooth extraction. The instrument enables the dental professional to luxate or loosen the subject tooth prior to extraction by prying or levering the tooth angularly, and provides some ability to rotate the tooth axially as well in order to luxate the tooth prior to applying forceps for the actual extraction. The sharpened blades of the distal end notch of the dental instrument also enable the dental professional to cut the tissue surrounding the subject tooth, thereby further facilitating the removal of the tooth.”
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