Sundeep Rawal, DMD
Private Practice Prosthodontist
Avadent: Speaker/Honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
Ivoclar: Speaker/Honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
Nobel Biocare: Consultant/Advisory Board, Speaker/Honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
Since obtaining FDA approval in 2017, the Yomi robotic-assisted dental implant surgical system has been available for clinical use and claims to allow improved precision in placement of dental implants with reduced morbidity. Similar claims of improved outcomes have been substantiated in robotic-assisted surgery in surgical specialties outside oral and maxillofacial surgery. As with many new technological advancements, there is a steep learning curve with challenges incorporating this technology into a working practice. A team consisting of two surgeons and a prosthodontist has embraced this technology. Robotic-assisted dental implant surgery will be explained, and how a dental implant team can be inspired to embrace the technology will be demonstrated. In addition, how to avoid the pitfalls while climbing the steep learning curve in incorporation of this technology into a busy implant practice will be described. Some of the shortfalls of the technology and the progress that has been made since the release of the system to address these shortfalls will be discussed.