GB2409535A - Double sided dental mirror - Google Patents

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GB2409535A
GB2409535A GB0330083A GB0330083A GB2409535A GB 2409535 A GB2409535 A GB 2409535A GB 0330083 A GB0330083 A GB 0330083A GB 0330083 A GB0330083 A GB 0330083A GB 2409535 A GB2409535 A GB 2409535A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B1/00Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
    • A61B1/24Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor for the mouth, i.e. stomatoscopes, e.g. with tongue depressors; Instruments for opening or keeping open the mouth
    • A61B1/247Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor for the mouth, i.e. stomatoscopes, e.g. with tongue depressors; Instruments for opening or keeping open the mouth with means for viewing areas outside the direct line of sight, e.g. dentists' mirrors

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A dental examination mirror including a mirror-head 2 which has two mirrored surfaces. One mirrored surface 4 is on the top-side of the mirror-head while the other mirrored surface 5 is on the under-side of the mirror-head. The mirror-head 1 may be unscrewed from the handle 2.

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DOUBLE SIDED DENTAL MIRROR

This invention relates to a dental mirror of the type that is used to examine the structures inside the oral cavity, for example the teeth and soft tissues.

Standard dental mirrors are widely used in intra-oral examination. Because of the angulation of the mirror-head, the mirrored side is frequently used to retract soft tissues such as the tongue and cheek. Using this side for retraction gives the operator the most control of the soft tissues and is also more comfortable for the patient. However, this technique has the disadvantage that the examiner must then rely on direct vision to see the area of interest rather than by using a mirrored surface.

This invention has the advantage that whichever side is used for soft tissue retraction, a mirrored surface is still available for examination if required.

Accordingly, this invention is a variation of a standard dental mirror, but with the unique feature of a mirrored surface on each side of the mirror-head.

The handle and head of the mirror would preferably be made from the metal materials of standard dental instruments. The mirror-head can be unscrewed from the handle and replaced as necessary. The mirrors themselves may be of a front-surface-reflecting or a rear-surface- reflecting type. A disposable type of mirror may also be made using plastic materials for the handle and mirror-head.

A preferred embodiment of the invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawing in which: FIGURE I shows a view of the top-side of the mirror.

FIGURE 2 shows a view of the under-side of the mirror.

As shown in Figure 1, the mirror comprises a mirror-head 1 which screws into the handle 2 at point 3. The mirror-head has a mirrored surface 4.

Figure 2 shows the mirror-head 1 and the handle 2 from a different view. It also shows the unique feature of an extra mirrored surface 5 on the under-side of the mirror-head.

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1. A dental examination mirror which has two mirrored surfaces, one on the top- side of the mirror-head and one on the under-side of the mirror-head.
2. A mirror as claimed in Claim 1 where the mirror-head can be unscrewed from the handle.
3. A mirror as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 where the mirrored surfaces themselves may be of a front-surface-reflecting type or a rear-surfacereflecting type.
4. A mirror as claimed in any preceding claim that is made from metal or plastics material or from a combination of these materials.
5. A mirror substantially as herein described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
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US546195A (en) * 1895-09-10 Warren m
US2525181A (en) * 1949-01-18 1950-10-10 George W Ransdell Two-surface dental mirror
US2582121A (en) * 1950-09-15 1952-01-08 Herman S Harvey Dental mirror and retractor
GB674575A (en) * 1950-07-21 1952-06-25 George William Ransdell Improvements in dental mirrors
US3300859A (en) * 1964-01-15 1967-01-31 Milton V Sanden Dental mirror
US4512635A (en) * 1981-05-01 1985-04-23 Melde Chris R Dental mirror apparatus
US20020061491A1 (en) * 1998-08-24 2002-05-23 Michnick Bruce T. Dental mirror stem
WO2003022136A1 (en) * 2001-09-13 2003-03-20 Bio Jeneses Co., Ltd. Dentists' tools set

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US546195A (en) * 1895-09-10 Warren m
US2525181A (en) * 1949-01-18 1950-10-10 George W Ransdell Two-surface dental mirror
GB674575A (en) * 1950-07-21 1952-06-25 George William Ransdell Improvements in dental mirrors
US2582121A (en) * 1950-09-15 1952-01-08 Herman S Harvey Dental mirror and retractor
US3300859A (en) * 1964-01-15 1967-01-31 Milton V Sanden Dental mirror
US4512635A (en) * 1981-05-01 1985-04-23 Melde Chris R Dental mirror apparatus
US20020061491A1 (en) * 1998-08-24 2002-05-23 Michnick Bruce T. Dental mirror stem
WO2003022136A1 (en) * 2001-09-13 2003-03-20 Bio Jeneses Co., Ltd. Dentists' tools set

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