July 2, 2019
by South China Morning Post
Successful procedure raises hopes technology could avoid problems caused by human error and help overcome shortage of qualified dentists
A robot dentist has carried out the first successful autonomous implant surgery by fitting two new teeth into a woman’s mouth, mainland media has reported.
Although there were human medical staff present during the operation, they did not play an active role while it was being carried out.
The one-hour procedure took place in Xian, Shaanxi, on Saturday, according to Science and Technology Daily.
The implants were fitted to within a margin of error of 0.2-0.3mm, reaching the required standard for this kind of operation, experts said.
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What happens if bone grafting is required that was not expected. Obviously a CT guide was part of the procedure.
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