Transforming Dentistry With Robotics

implants and oral rehabilitation of the atrophic maxillaMany steps go into the planning of perfectly positioned dental implants that optimize jawbone support without damaging adjacent tooth roots, nerves and sinuses. At South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we’ve introduced and utilized lots of innovative technology to help us in these planning stages, including the innovative computer-based guided surgery we’ve offered in our office for more than 35 years.

We were the first U.S. practice to utilize the YOMI® system, the only FDA-approved robotic device for dental implant surgery. It delivers real-time, multi-sensory guidance to assist our dental surgeons in ensuring precision dental implant placement for your smile restorations.

Haptic Guidance

We previously mentioned that Dr. Ganeles offered a YOMI® workshop at our practice, demonstrating the unique benefit of what’s called “haptic guidance.”  This refers to vibrations or sensations received from a computer that helps guide the surgeon to achieve pre-planned precise location and angulation. The vibration from your phone or lane correction in your car are common examples of haptic signals.

A New Book Chapter on Implants and Robotics

We were happy to contribute to a new academic book on dental implants with a chapter on robotic implant dentistry, the first such academic chapter worldwide. In this chapter, Drs. Ganeles, Norkin and Aranguren present the case of an 81-year-old female patient, describing how haptic robotic guidance was used for optimal precision in a fully guided approach.

Watch Dr. Ganeles discuss YOMI® and some of our other practice innovations in this video.