Location: United States
The robotic-assisted surgical system aids dental surgeons in performing less-invasive dental implant procedures with greater accuracy.
Successfully placing dental implants requires detailed planning and complete precision. Traditionally, it requires an opening in the gum, which exposes the bone. This can cause a lot of discomfort for the patient and impede their daily life during the healing process. Usually, more than one appointment is required for tooth extraction and then an implant, which adds cost and stress to the surgery.
Yomi by Neocis is a robotic surgical tool developed for increased accuracy during dental implant procedures. Time spent on planning is greatly reduced thanks to built-in software that streamlines the process, including augmented visualisation of the patient’s anatomy.
The robot assists the surgeon in performing the procedure step-by-step with accuracy up to 1mm. The surgeon controls the surgical tools attached to the robotic arm manually, but it provides haptic feedback in the form of resistance if the dentist moves in the wrong direction. Precision guided by the tool rather than being dependent on the surgeon alone greatly increases the accuracy of the procedure.
The minimally invasive dental implant procedure is more comfortable for the patient with shorter recovery time and requires fewer appointments. Neocis, the healthcare robotics company that developed Yomi, recently raised $72 million in Series D financing round. To date, they’ve received over $120 million in financing. Yomi is the first FDA-approved robotic-assisted surgical system.