Sep 23, 2017

Chinese robot dentist is first to fit implants in patient’s mouth without any human involvement

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An epidemiological survey has found there were about 400 million patients needing new teeth in China, but the number of qualified dentists was lagging behind demand.

In March this year the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a robot system named Yomi designed to assist human surgeons when fitting implants.

Successful procedure raises hopes technology could avoid problems caused by human error and help overcome shortage of qualified dentists.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 September, 2017, 6:30pm.

UPDATED : Friday, 22 September, 2017, 9:43pm.

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