05374188 is referenced by 37 patents and cites 10 patents.

An electro-surgical instrument and method is described for exposing gingival areas in preparation for a dental implant. The instrument includes an elongated handle, a leg extending perpendicular to the handle adjoined therewith, and a circular cutting loop. The loop is defined by a plane perpendicular to the leg and tangentially attached thereto along a circumference of the loop. The loop is formed of a unitary electrically conductive wire such as tungsten, and extends into the leg and at least partially into the handle. A high frequency current is passed through the wire into the loop to best activate the latter for cutting the gingival areas.

Title
Electro-surgical instrument and method for use with dental implantations
Application Number
8/93273
Publication Number
5374188
Application Date
July 19, 1993
Publication Date
December 20, 1994
Inventor
Joel L Rosenlicht
Manchester
CT, US
Milton Frank
Riverdale
NY, US
Agent
Malina & Wolson
Assignee
BEI Medical Systems
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
A61C 5/00
A61C 19/00
A61C 3/00
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