US Patent Number
An oral drug retaining device includes a receptacle for receiving and holding a polymer matrix impregnated with a pharmacologic agent. The receptacle is formed by a cooperating basket and frame. The basket and frame include a hinge at one side and a latch pin at the opposite side to allow the receptacle to be selectively opened and closed to replace the polymer matrix as desired. Cooperating male and female connectors are provided to allow the receptacle to be releasably mounted to a tooth of a patient. One of these connectors is adapted for mounting to a tooth while the other is attached to the frame of the receptacle.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Douglas, Jesse B. Jr., "Oral Drug Retaining Device" (1990). Oral Health Science Faculty Patents. 1.