Yomi is the first and only robotic-assisted surgical system cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration for dental implant surgery in both partially edentulous and fully edentulous patients. Since 2000, more than 6 million robotic-assisted surgeries have taken place across multiple medical specialties including Cardiovascular, Neurology, and Orthopedics. But despite the level of precision required for dental surgery, dentistry has not previously been able to benefit from this revolutionary technology.
Yomi uses haptic robotic guidance and is a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both the planning (preoperative) and the surgical (intra-operative) phases of dental implantation surgery. It brings a new level of precision to implant surgery by providing software to preoperatively plan dental implantation procedures followed by navigational guidance of surgical instruments during surgery to carry out the surgical plan exactly. Yomi can be used for flapless dental implant procedures, which is a minimally invasive surgical approach. A minimally invasive flapless surgical approach has been proven to lead to faster surgery, faster recovery, and less pain
for the patient.
To date, Yomi has been used to place more than 3,000 dental implants. Yomi is also being used at two leading dental schools -- Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the West Virginia University School of Dentistry -- to help train the next generation of implant dentists with the latest in robotic technology.