Yunoh Jung and Daniel Yonil Jung, both of Sandy, Utah, have developed a dental modeling and articulating system.

According to the US Patent & Trademark Office, a dental articulating system to duplicate a patient’s teeth for producing a dental prosthesis includes a pair of trays pivotally coupled together. The method for forming a dental model includes pressing a registration pin through a thin membrane extending across a registration pin hole on at least one of the trays of a dental articulator so that the registration pin breaks the thin membrane and extends through the thin membrane.

The inventors were issued US Patent No. 7,147,465 on December 12.

[US Newswire.December 18, 2006]