THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH PROGRAM IS TOESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF OPERATING IN A DRY DENTAL FIELD, USING A SELF-COOLED DRILL WHICH DOES NOT REQUIRE A WATER SPRAY.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 511
Amount: $44,790.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ccs Associates
P.o. Box 563, Bethel Park, PA, 15102
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CALVIN C. SILVERSTEIN
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (412) 221-0999
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH PROGRAM IS TOESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF OPERATING IN A DRY DENTAL FIELD, USING A SELF-COOLED DRILL WHICH DOES NOT REQUIRE A WATER SPRAY. SPECIFIC AIMS ARE TO SHOW THAT A SELF-COOLED DRILL CAN BE DESIGNED TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ACCEPTED DENTAL OPERATIVE PRACTICE, AND THAT USE OF THE DRILL WILL NOT CAUSE EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES AND CONSEQUENT DAMAGE TO TOOTH TISSUE. THESE GOALS ARE TO BE ACHIEVED BY: (1) ESTABLISHMENT OF OPERATIVE, THERMAL, AND TECHNICAL CRITERIA FOR CONDUCTING THE PROPOSED EFFORT, THROUGH A LITERATURE REVIEW AND CONSULTATION WITH PRACTICING DENTAL CLINICIANS. (2) HEAT TRANSFER AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES TO DETERMINE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SELF-COOLED DENTAL DRILL. (3) STUDIES OF TEMPERATURE RESPONSE IN PULPAL TISSUE DURING CAVITY PREPARATION WITH THE SELF-COOLED DENTAL DRILL. (4) DEFINITION OF PHASE II PLAN FOR EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF CONCEPT FEASIBILITY AND COMPATIBILITY WITH CURRENT DENTAL OPERATIVE PRACTICE.

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