creating NTI bite appliances in the lab environment

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I have the opportunity as a removable technician to create NTI night appliance in the lab.

this is a simple device but I am struggling with an efficient way to fabricate them.
the doctor has been receiving them with the wings or jigs that they use. I'm not sure where to purchase these etc..
I know that some people use thermoplastic beads.
I'd like it to be clear and look similar to the ones he is getting. My guess is glidewell. Once again, I will be creating them in the lab. any video or article link would be greatly appreciated. sincerely,

turbonite the kirbonite.
 
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The NTI is a licensed product owned by Dr Boyd and licensed exclusively to NDX to be made at Keller labs (at least it was last I heard).

you can certainly make an anterior deprogrammer of various designs, but be careful about calling it an NTI and violating the legal ownership of the product.
 
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Could you just invoice it as anterior deprogrammer then? Would it be the same as pharmacies selling generic drugs?

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no, you are talking about a patent and have to know what the patent covers, which in this case (if memory serves) is the 'shape and dimension' of the discluding element.
 
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Could you just invoice it as anterior deprogrammer then? Would it be the same as pharmacies selling generic drugs?

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no, you are talking about a patent and have to know what the patent covers, which in this case (if memory serves) is the 'shape and dimension' of the discluding element.

I hit winner too soon. Jason D is right on. Generics are only legal after the sole manufacturer and distributor portion of the patent expires.
 
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no, you are talking about a patent and have to know what the patent covers, which in this case (if memory serves) is the 'shape and dimension' of the discluding element.

I was a NTI certified technician for National Dentex and you are correct.
 
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Simple easy and quick to make:

Pressure (or vacuum) form with Erkodent (other brands available) hard or hard/soft 2mm foil.
Trim with tri cutter to where you want to extend it to (leave it longer at this stage to make it easier)
Wax over thermoformed foil the shape you want for the platform
Put lab putty over the wax (work it in so you get a close for)
When hardened remove putty.
Drill two holes where wax platform is (clear acrylic in, air out)
Remove wax from foil
Sandblast area where acrylic will bond to
Put putty matrix back on foil and wax around edge to seal so no ingress of air
Mix clear acrylic (Resilit works with Erkodent foils)
Pour into "in" hole
Make sure when it starts to set you build up a pile so as not to get suchback
Put into hydroflask (not too hot so foil will not distort
When cured remove, trim and polish

We make loads and they are very easy.
 
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Could you just invoice it as anterior deprogrammer then? Would it be the same as pharmacies selling generic drugs?

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Why not? Other than specifying material it's made of most labs just lump the occlusion appliances under "nightguard" or such.
 
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