the world’s first autonomous robots for kinds of dental surgery was born.
aided by researchers, the dental robot according to the preset program, successfully implanted two new teeth in the mouth of a woman. Experts say implants within 0.2-0.3mm range, reaches the standard required for this type of operation.
the dental implant surgical robot autonomy from Beijing the fourth military medical university affiliated Stomatology Hospital developed jointly and robot Institute of Beijing University for four years.
Dental Hospital official said robots that can perform high precision spatial positioning, can be flexible in narrow mouth to complete the operation. It’s core technology is a set of dental implant planning, navigation and robot control functions, and many other software systems, accurate plan planting programmes according to the patient’s oral cavity structure, full realization of the surgery navigation and control.
according to Zhao Yimin, a famous Prosthodontics introduces new robot that combines the expertise and technical advantages of dentists. Before the surgery, put patient care first for 3D printing location ID, in the oral cavity and outer plan robot motion path, the robot automatically collects and records data, as well as for robot simulation and correction of data, and then disinfecting patient drape, the implementation of local anesthesia.
dental implant surgical robot is being operated and self-image: hospital official website (below)
after the surgery began, dental implant surgery robot mechanical “arm” will follow the path independent accurate movement to the intended position, And according to the doctor’s growing position, angle and depth of the cavity preparation. Then implant is screwed into the cavity, the robot with the patient’s head is moving quickly to make adjustments, and final advance by the doctor installed Deiki and printed Crown.
robots are in two 3D printing tooth picture source: South China Morning Post
two teeth of the cultivation process is completed within 1 hour, crowns worn into the smooth, bite, Beautiful and have achieved the desired results. After test implants precision error of 0.2mm-0.3mm, implant stability standards.
it is understood that the technology designed to fill the shortage of dentists in mainland China markets. An epidemiological survey showed that currently there are 400 million people in China need to grow new teeth, but the number of qualified dentists lags far behind demand. Each year, about 1 million implants carried out throughout the country, if delay tends to cause the patient to have more questions.
surgical errors reduce the frequency but also the starting point of the robot research team research. Dentists need to work within such a small space of the mouth, some of them very hard to see areas often make surgery difficult. But if a robot were to do so, you can solve that problem.
interview with Professor Zhao Yimin told the science and technology daily said the medical surgical robot industry is divided into two categories: a class of non-Autonomous robots, manually operated by a doctor, by mechanical arm is going to complete the operation, now most of the medical robot falls into this category; other are autonomous, It brings expertise in the surgical technology program, implemented by the autonomous operation, to avoid errors caused by subjective factors. Developed by the robots would fall into the later category, its success on the world has a great influence on the development of oral medicine.
in recent years, robot technology is also increasingly used in the treatment of oral diseases to help dentists such as root canal surgery and orthodontic procedures (correction) type of operation. In March this year, the United States food and Drug Administration has approved a new robot called Yomi, it can assist the surgeon implants in patients.