MIAMI, US: Yomi, a robot-assisted surgical device developed by the healthcare start-up Neocis, gained FDA clearance for general dental implant procedures in 2016 and for full-arch dental implant procedures in 2020. Since its development, Yomi has become increasingly popular, and its manufacturer has recently announced that clinicians have already placed over 10,000 dental implants using the dental robotic platform.
In a previous interview with Dental Tribune International, CEO and co-founder of Neocis Dr Alon Mozes talked about the motivation behind his development of the Yomi robotic system and his passion for engineering and computer science. He also discussed some of the features and capabilities of Yomi, emphasising that the robot is capable of enhancing clinical procedures and facilitating the work of clinicians. This claim has been confirmed by the remarkable number of procedures that have been performed with the help of Yomi.
“This milestone is a truly phenomenal accomplishment by our partner clinicians,” Dr Mozes commented. “The rapid growth and adoption of the Yomi platform shows the commitment dental professionals have to delivering the highest standard of care to their patients and Neocis is proud to be a partner in their practice success through Yomi,” he continued.
Yomi is the first and only FDA-cleared robot-assisted dental surgery system. It assists clinicians in both the planning and the surgical phases of dental implant surgery. According to Neocis, the system allows clinicians to accurately plan and place dental implants using physical, haptic guidance that is not readily available in other treatment options.
Discussing the benefits of the robotic system, Yomi user Dr Jay Neugarten, who is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, said in a press release: “Yomi has allowed me to deliver quality treatment with unsurpassed levels of accuracy and precision.”
What the future holds for Yomi
Research on robotic technologies in dentistry is on the rise, although there seems to be a lack of evidence of the functionality of commercially available robotic systems. However, dental professionals can rest assured that dental robotics will provide viable solutions in the future. For example, the Yomi system has already been adopted by various dental schools and has helped numerous dental students to successfully place dental implants digitally.
Talking about its plans, Neocis commented that it aims to further expand the Yomi robotic platform in order to extend its capabilities beyond dental implant placement. It also aims to provide dental clinicians with a more comprehensive partnership, which will offer improved patient satisfaction and dental practice experience.
“As great as this technology is today, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Yomi. It’s a true game-changer for dental surgery,” Dr Neugarten added.