Ben and Gary Show - Episode 7

Jul 08, 2018

Technology Shapes the Future of Dentistry

We attended the 2018 Dental Entrepreneurial Summit in Phoenix AZ, June 7-9. This is an annual meeting bringing together dentists with more than one practice location to investigate management, financing and the implementation of emerging technology. DEO

Dentistry in 2018 - What Will It Look Like?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the underpinning of many new tools. AI is a machine learning software.

  • It increases accuracy and speed in diagnosis and treatment.
  • The software gets smarter and faster resulting in better, faster implementation of treatment planning and patient participation.
YOMI - Robotic Assisted Dental Surgery

Dr. Kaihara talks about practicing with the YOMI, from Neocis, the first robotic assisted dental surgical tool.

  • YOMI integrates three-dimensional digital images such that implants or other surgical procedures can be planned in advance with attention to the patient's nerves, sinuses or other unique anatomical features.
  • During surgery, YOMI provides the dentist with real time progress on executing his surgical plan.
  • YOMI also guides his physical movements making sure he stays with the plan. 
  • For the patient, YOMI is faster and more comfortable.

Find out more about YOMI here.

X-Guide - Another Approach

X-Guide by X-Nav is a similar tool. X-Guide works with a cone beam system, such as ours.

  • It delivers interactive, turn-by-turn guidance to improve the precision and accuracy of implant position, angle an depth.
  • This system is the only live, 360-degree single-view of drill position and anatomy during surgery.
  • With X-Guide, same-day guided surgery can be a reality for patients.

Find out about X-Guide here.

Dr. Andrea Shepperson - Digital Smile Design

Dr. Watkins talks about Dr. Andrea Shepperson, an internationally recognized Digital Smile Design Master and Instructor, leading New Zealand’s only accredited Digital Smile Design Clinic. 

  • Dentistry has gone digital in just the last year.
  • Digital tools are taking a step out of restorations, eliminating temporaries and shortening treatment.

FirstFit is one of the new digital tools.

  • The FirstFit system utilizes digital technology and a series of 3D printed preparation guides.
  • FirstFit gives the dentist the potential to prepare and seat a crown, bridge or veneer in a single visit.

Find more information on FirstFit here.

We found the conference extremely valuable for planning and implementing with our team these exciting new tools.


50% Complete

Thank You! We Received Your Subscription Request. 

Where Shall We Send It?

We will send blog posts to the contact information you provide. As always, you may cancel this request at any time.