Many 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.
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.