Patent Number: 6,305,937

Title: Releasably mountable hand grip for a dental tool

Abstract: A releasably mountable hand grip (10) for a dental tool is installable on any tool, but is particularly adapted for installation on dental, dental hygiene and medical tools having a narrow cylindrical grip. A preferred version of the hand grip includes a generally cylindrical body (20) having a tapered front portion (25). A generally cylindrical channel (23) is oriented in a lengthwise manner along the axis of the body. The dimensions of the channel are incrementally greater than the outside dimensions of the tool onto which the grip may be installed. A plurality of ribs (30) are defined on the outside surface of the grip, and allow a frictional, slip-free connection to the finger tips of the user. The increase in the tools diameter due to the addition of the grip, the soft and flexible material from which the grip is made, and the frictional ribbed surface all contribute to a reduction in fatigue by the user.

Inventors: Williams; Sharon L. (Coeur d'Alene, ID)


International Classification: A61C 3/00 (20060101); A61C 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018