Root canal robot secures $15M in funding

Cyberdontics, a dental robotics company, raised $15 million for the development of a root canal robot, TechCrunch reported Oct. 17.

The series A funding round was led by Pacific Dental Services.

The primary goal of developing the robotic system is for it to be efficient and fast, according to TechCrunch.

"If you've had something like a root canal, a crown or any of these types of procedures, where you're spending an hour or two in the dentist's chair and you're spending multiple trips to go back and get it fixed, the idea that you can literally have this robot in your mouth for under one minute and you can be out the door 15 minutes later, is a game changer," Cyberdontics founder and CEO Chris Ciriello told TechCrunch.

Cyberdontics plans to launch its imaging process within the next year and introduce the robot within the next two years, depending on regulator approval, according to TechCrunch.

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