The Boston University School of Dental Medicine has installed two surgical robotic devices from dental implant surgery company Neocis.
The school is the first U.S. dental school to acquire, install, and use the devices for dental implant surgeries. It plans to use the company's Yomi robot-assisted surgical device to train predoctoral students and postdoctoral residents on state-of-the-art robotic technology to improve their accuracy and precision during dental surgery and augment clinical practice and patient care.
Yomi creates a virtual plan for the placement of dental implants through 3D scans of the patient's mouth. The system then uses physical cues to guide the user during the procedure and make adjustments for midprocedure changes.
The device received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month.