Dentist gives himself dental implant with robot

David Yang, DMD, a dentist in Flagstaff, Ariz., gave himself a dental implant using robot-assisted technology, according to a Feb. 16 azfamily.com report.

Dr. Yang used YOMI robotic technology to perform the procedure. He had used the robot on other patients. When he used it on himself, two dental assistants were present to supervise the procedure.

The YOMI technology uses 3D imaging and a tracking arm that moves with the patient.

"Less discomfort, better accuracy," Dr. Yang told azfamily.com. "Those are all the things that as much as I would like to say I'm good at, I could never do exactly what this machine does."

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