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Dental Prosthetics Market: Technology & Leading Companies

Dental prosthetics or prosthodontics is a field of dentistry concerned with diagnosing and executing dental restorative and cosmetic treatments. It deals with reconstruction of damaged teeth or replacement of missing teeth, providing complete and partial dentures, dental appliances, and mouth-guards to the patients for better oral health. Dental prosthetics are used in patients suffering from clinical conditions associated with edentulism, decayed teeth or oral and maxillofacial tissues.

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RFID Journal: RFID Tracks Dentures at Nursing Homes

Dental prosthetics maker Nobilium is providing an RFID-enabled denture identification system aimed at helping nursing facilities to meet regulatory standards for denture care, while also ensuring that false teeth are never inadvertently given to the wrong patient. With RFID technology from Syrma Technology embedded in the rear gum area on a denture, Nobilium explains, the false teeth can be identified from the point of manufacture, and then at nursing homes where caregivers can link them with the correct patient.The RFID-enabled dentures have been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will be available for users commercially during the coming months, following Nobilium’s internal testing. The solution consists of a tag that accommodates one of two possible high frequencies: 13.56 MHz RFID compliant with the ISO 15693 standard, or Near Field Communication (NFC) chips, also operating at that same frequency and compliant with ISO 14443. Both HF and NFC tags can be interrogated using a Syrma RFID reader connected to a computer with a USB port, or via an NFC-enabled smartphone.

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RFID Tag & Custom Software for Denture Identification

A global dental prosthetics maker envisioned a new method for identifying and tracking dentures, from point of manufacture at the lab to end use among residents at nursing homes and other care facilities. While 23 U.S. states currently require some form of physical user identification on dentures, compliance has typically been very low. The reason being is that the added costs associated with engraving patient names on the dentures, as well as a user’s typical reluctance to reveal themselves as a denture wearer. In nursing facilities, because most dentures lack user names it’s often difficult to match individuals with their dentures after they’ve been routinely collected for cleaning and maintenance, or misplaced. These facilities also face potential HIPAA medical confidentiality violations if a labelled denture is mishandled and user identity is exposed beyond facility personnel. With the high costs of custom-made dentures and their day-to-day necessity for the user, this common problem called out for an innovative technical remedy.