Development of a Miniature Plasma Brush for Dental Clinical Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$1,533,990.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44DE019041-02
Award Id:
93669
Agency Tracking Number:
DE019041
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIDCR
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1005 BROOK TROUT CT, COLUMBIA, MO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800407343
Principal Investigator:
MENG CHEN
(573) 234-6451
CHENMENG@NANOVAMED.COM
Business Contact:
() -
lihao@nanovamed.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The main objective of this project is to develop a miniature atmospheric cold plasma brush (m- ACPB) for dental clinical applications. The innovation of this project is the utilization of the recently developed novel no n-thermal atmospheric plasma technology for dental treatment to prevent tooth decay and improve the durability and longevity of dental composite restoration. Non-thermal atmospheric plasma is a gaseous medium that is chemically reactive and has the capabil ity to penetrate irregular cavities and fissures and kill bacteria. Furthermore, plasma species can spread up to a few millimeters into a fluid. This feature make non-thermal plasmas extremely suitable to treat, clean, disinfect tooth decay, and fluorinate enamel in a wet oral environment. Plasma treatment of tooth decays or dental surfaces allows us to avoid contamination, actively fight bacterial infections, effectively fluorinate the tooth surfaces, offer additional cleaning to the decayed matters, and p repare/engineer the dental surface for strong and durable bonding to adhesive and sealant materials with a simple plasma treatment process. Such dental clinical applications will be achieved through the development of an m-ACPB that is suitable for dental clinical use. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Nanova, Inc. is developing a miniature atmospheric cold plasma brush (m-ACPB) for dental clinical applications. The innovation of this project is the utilization of the recently developed novel non-thermal atmo spheric plasma technology for dental treatment to prevent tooth decay and improve the durability and longevity of dental composite restoration, and could become a high-impact innovation in dentistry.

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