Patent Number: 6,254,383

Title: System for handling dental elastics

Abstract: An improved dental elastic handling system is disclosed. The system is directed to the use of one or more assemblies which each include a plurality of elastics interconnected to a runner. The system may comprise an inventive dispenser having a tubular member with a channel therethrough for receiving an elastics runner assembly. The tubular member may include a slot extending from one end to a mid-portion. A cutting edge may be provided at the distal end of the slot. Upon positioning an elastics/runner assembly within the channel of the dispenser, the elastics will extend through the slot a predetermined distance to facilitate grasping by a placement device. By opposing advancement of the dispenser and/or elastics/runner assembly the elastics may selectively contact the cutting edge of the dispenser so as to facilitate disengagement of the elastics. The arrangement provides for enhanced carrying, cutting and installation of dental elastics.

Inventors: White; Velton C. (Burlington, WI)

Assignee: White; Velton C.

International Classification: A61C 7/00 (20060101); A61C 7/30 (20060101); A61C 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018