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20 IMPLANT NEWS Implant Tribune Asia Pacifi c Edition | 4/2017 Robotic guidance system could be game-changer for implant dentistry By DTI MIAMI, US: Implant dentistry is about to make a leap in develop- ment, at least if things go the way US company Neocis pre- dicts. After introducing Yomi, the fi rst robotic system devel- oped for dental implant place- ment, and receiving Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its pioneer- ing surgical assistance system, the company has now announced the completion of the fi rst sale of its device. The dental implant and pros- thetic market is one of the fast- est-growing markets in the US. Equally thriving is the surgical ro- botics market, which is estimated to reach $20 billion across several AD medical markets by 2021. Combin- ing both medical fi elds is Yomi, which is intended to provide assis- tance in both the planning (pre- operative) and the surgical (intra- operative) phases of dental im- plant surgery. Commenting on receiving FDA clearance in March, Neocis CEO and co-founder Dr Alon Mozes said, “We are excited to achieve this important mile- stone for Yomi. We look forward to further demonstrating the benefi ts of Yomi to the surgeon’s practice and their patients and to bringing the system to select key opinion leaders in the United States.” According to Neocis, Yomi is engineered to eliminate dentists’ dependence on plastic drill guides, which can impede the site of surgery and block proper irrigation and visibility. The computerised navigational sys- tem delivers physical guidance through the use of haptic robotic technology, which provides sen- sory feedback and constrains the drill in position, orientation and depth. Notwithstanding its digi- tal guidance, the surgeon re- mains in control and can dy- namically change the plan dur- ing the procedure, the company emphasised. Neocis further noted that it is committed to ensuring that den- tists who choose to use Yomi in their practice undergo suffi cient training on the use of the software and the workfl ow of the system. The 65th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for Dental Research JADR 2017 [ Dates ] Date [ Venue ] 11 / 18 (Sat.) - 19 (Sun.) , 2017 SHOWA UNIVERSITY, Tokyo, Japan Them Forefront of Dental Science [ Theme ] - Toward the Global Standard in Medical Science - Toward the Global Standard in Medical Science - Toward the Global Standard in Medical Science - Toward the Global Standard in Medical Science [ U R L ] U RU RU R h t t p : / / j a d r 6 5 . u m i n . j p h t t p : / / j a d r 6 5 . u m i n . j p h t t p : / / j a d r 6 5 . u m i n . j p h t t p : / / j a d r 6 5 . u m i n . j p h t t p : / / j a d r 6 5 . u m i n . j p [ Congress President ] Ryutaro Kamijo Department of Biochemistry, School of Dentistry, Showa University [ Congress Secretariat ] Department of Biochemistry, School of Dentistry, Showa University 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8555, Japan TEL: +81-3-3784-8163 FAX: +81-3-3784-5555 [ Management Secretariat ] [ Management Secretariat ] Japanese Association for Dental Research Academic Square Co., LTD. 2-348-302, Ryogae-machi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8082, Japan TEL: +81-75-468-8772 FAX: +81-75-468-8773 E-MAIL: Using Yomi, sur- geons will be able to enhance the accuracy, re- liability and fl ex- ibility of implant procedures, de- veloper Neocis has claimed. The fi rst clinic to use Yomi in daily practice will be the South Florida Center for Periodontics and Implant Den- tistry in Boca Raton, Florida, Neo- cis stated in a press release. The system has been installed, and Drs. Jeffrey Ganeles, Frederic Norkin and Liliana Aranguren have completed training. “We are excited to incorpo- rate Yomi into our practice,” Gane- les stated. “Adopting state-of-the- art technology is part of our com- mitment to providing the very best care for our patients. Yomi en- sures that the procedure goes pre- cisely as planned. There is nothing else like it, and I believe it will be a game-changer for our practice.” OSA and implant complications By DTI VITORIA, Spain: There has been in- creasing awareness of the recipro- cal relationship between obstruc- tive sleep apnoea (OSA) and dental problems, for example sleep brux- ism and a higher clench index. However, few studies have investi- gated the role of OSA in the occur- rence of technical failure in fi xed prostheses, especially those that are implant-borne. A Spanish study has now found that over 80 per cent of the patients with OSA experi- enced implant problems—sug- gesting a potentially strong corre- lation between the sleep disorder and implant complications. Aiming to analyse the frequency of prosthetic complications in im- plant-borne prostheses, a group of researchers from Vitoria investi- gated implant failure in 67 pa- tients. They identifi ed 30 compli- cations affecting 22 prostheses among 16 patients. Of these, 13 also had OSA (81 per cent). Complications included porcelain fracture (14 events), screw/implant fracture (eight events), screw loos- ening (three events) and de-ce- mentation (fi ve events). According to the researchers, most of the complications occurred in the pos- terior segments. Moreover, the highest apnoea–hypopnea index score, and thus the severity of OSA, was identifi ed in patients with a fracture complication related to an implant, a screw or a porcelain crown, the study showed. The aver- age time for problem occurrence was 73 months after insertion of the implant. The study, titled “Frequency of prosthetic complications related to implant-borne prosthesis in a sleep disorder unit”, was pub- lished in the February issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology.

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