Patent Number: 6,251,176

Title: Alginate flavoring in a powdered form

Abstract: An otherwise conventional powdered alginate impression material is improved by the admixture of flavoring in powdered form, rather than liquid form. By utilizing a powdered flavoring, rather than a liquid flavoring, the components of the dental impression material can remain totally in powdered form until mixed with water in an orthodontic office immediately prior to taking a dental impression. By providing the flavoring for the powdered alginate material in powdered form, the shipment of any component of the alginate impression material in liquid form is avoided. As a consequence, the powdered flavoring material for the alginate impression composition is not susceptible to liquid leakage and does not create a disagreeable, sticky mess even if the container is broken during shipment.

Inventors: Pierce; Karen A. (La Mirada, CA)


International Classification: A61K 6/10 (20060101); C08L 5/04 (20060101); C08L 5/00 (20060101); C08L 005/04 (); A61K 006/10 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018