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1. (WO2001034054) PERIOTOME

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/034054    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/030401
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 04 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: A61C 3/00
A61C 3/14
Applicants: ROBERT, Christopher
LERNER, Sheldon, A.
HANDAL, Anthony, H.
Inventors: ROBERT, Christopher
LERNER, Sheldon, A.
HANDAL, Anthony, H.
Title: PERIOTOME
Abstract:
A manual periodontal surgical instrument (10) includes a handle (12) with a tool (14, 16) secured to each end. one tool (14) comprises a shank (20) with a first cutting blade (22) to separate the gingival attachment ane enter the PDL space. The angulation and length of are suited to circumscribe the entire periphery of the root structure all the way to the root apices. The other tool (16) comprises a spatula-shaped blade (36). A method of using the instrument (10) for extraction of teeth is also disclosed.