Accession Number:

ADD018993

Title:

Lip and Cheek Retractor

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A tripartite dental instrument includes a curved-trough-like lip retractor, a flat-fin-like cheek retractor and a straight handle. The handle and the cheek retractor are separately connected to the lip retractor at nearby locations and are each obliquely oriented with respect to the lip retractor. The dental practitioner selectively retracts the patients lip upper or lower andor cheek left or right while the lip retractor cradles the patients lip at one side of the patients mouth. The angularities and configurations featured by the inventive dental instrument advantageously afford the dental practitioner unobstructive, noninjurious and precise manipulative adjustability of either or both the lip retraction and cheek retraction functions.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE