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Robot-Assisted Technology to Train Next Generation of Dentists

Recent news in the U.S has revealed that the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has acquired two new surgical robotic devices for their dental implant procedures. This makes it the country’s third dental institution of learning to adapt and use this surgical technology for dental procedures. Indeed, this development translates to a whole world of possibilities for the next generation of dentists, who are currently undergoing training in these various schools.

According to local Hicksville dentist Dr. McGunnigle, this technology, referred to as ‘Yomi,” will offer students in pre-and postdoctoral levels a chance to get familiar with how robotic technology can assist and augment various practices in the dental world.

It is said that the Yomi technology, which a Miami-based healthcare institution, Neocis, developed, is designed to be used for adult dental patients who are fit for dental implants. According to the New York University College, the surgical device (robot-assisted) has made history as the first device of such nature to be approved for dental implant surgery by the U.S Administration for Food and Drugs.

What does robot-assisted dental implant surgery entail?

Robotic-assisted implant surgeries refer to a surgery type that uses assistance from robotic devices to navigate the processes of dental implant surgeries. It helps to improve the efficiency and precision of delicate processes during dental surgeries, and more dental organizations are adopting the technology in recent times.

What Prospects does the Yomi Technology Hold for Dental Students in America?

This technological development in the dental academic world is a huge plus for students and future dentists in the country. This is because it will help them get acquainted with the use of technology to enhance patient care and achieve more precision and better results with such dental technologies.

The robot-assisted system uses various software to plan a patient’s surgical procedures. It also provides a physical and visual intraoperative guide through the process. According to Dr. Roberts Glickman, an Associate Dean and Professor at the New York University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, careful preoperative planning is required, and high precision levels are required to place dental implants on patients successfully. This is to prevent anatomic structural mistakes and achieve the best results for the patient.

Indeed, using this robotic-assisted technology will help students and providers plan and provide better dental implant therapy.

Top Benefits of the Robot-assisted Dental Implant Technology

It is Faster: one of the apparent benefits of this technology is that it makes the whole dental implant process even faster. You already know that traditional implant procedures will require multiple dentist appointments, which can even take months to complete.

However, with robotic-assisted dental implant technology, the process is bound to be easier and faster. You can even get your implants fixed in one appointment. This technology also makes it possible to fix multiple implants in one dental appointment, saving you more precious time.

It is Incredibly Accurate: another fantastic benefit of this dental procedure is that it delivers a pretty impressive level of accuracy and precision. This is many thanks to the highly advanced degrees of precision protocols built into the technology. This feature ensures that your dental implants function as naturally as though they were your natural teeth, such that you will be barely able to tell the difference.

It is Minimally Invasive: recent dental results have revealed that one of the reasons why some people feel reluctant to book and meet up their appointments at the dentist’s office, especially for dental implants, is because they are not comfortable with invasive treatments. Thankfully, however, robotic-assisted technology solves this problem by employing a less invasive technique to achieve even better dental implant results.

With this dental technique, the professional can make smaller incisions than in traditional dental implant procedures. This means that the patient will be exposed to lower surgery complications risks and enjoy a faster recovery. So, this could be a better and safer option for people who are not comfortable with invasive treatment procedures for their dental implant.

Conclusion

Dentistry is not a new practice, as it has been around for a while now. However, over the years, it has witnessed many advancements and developments, many thanks to the growth of technology. One such technological invention that has rocked the world of dentistry in recent times is robot-assisted dental implant technology. This article has discussed how this development will shape dentistry and its meaning for the next generation of dentists.

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