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Flapless dental implant placement using a recently developed haptic robotic system

      A recent technological breakthrough in implant surgery is the use of robotic guidance (Yomi®, Neocis Inc).
      • Wu Y.
      • Wang F.
      • Fan S.
      • et al.
      Robotics in dental implantology.
      • Rawal S.
      • Tillery Jr, D.E.
      • Brewer P.
      Robotic-assisted prosthetically driven planning and immediate placement of a dental implant.
      • Mozer P.S.
      Accuracy and deviation analysis of static and robotic guided implant surgery: a case study.
      The technique aims to mitigate human-based error and eliminate the use of static surgical guides by algorithmically directing surgeons according to their virtual treatment plan.
      • Rawal S.
      • Tillery Jr, D.E.
      • Brewer P.
      Robotic-assisted prosthetically driven planning and immediate placement of a dental implant.
      The system’s spatial awareness algorithm fixes the surgeon’s handpiece prior to initiating surgery to ensure that the surgeon is at the correct angulation and depth, and can maintain an adequate safe distance from key anatomical structures. Surgeons have the ability to make real-time adjustments during surgery. Benefits of this flapless method also include faster recuperation, less postoperative pain and swelling, and better patient comfort. Disadvantages include the initial investment, the learning curve, and the basic knowledge and skills for the operator of the implant surgery. The aim of this technical report is to describe the use of newly developed haptic robotics and inform clinicians of this new technology’s capabilities.

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        • Wu Y.
        • Wang F.
        • Fan S.
        • et al.
        Robotics in dental implantology.
        Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2019; 31: 513-558
        • Rawal S.
        • Tillery Jr, D.E.
        • Brewer P.
        Robotic-assisted prosthetically driven planning and immediate placement of a dental implant.
        Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2020; 41: 26-30
        • Mozer P.S.
        Accuracy and deviation analysis of static and robotic guided implant surgery: a case study.
        Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2020; 35: e86-e90