In China: Robot Performed Dental Surgery All By Itself
No doubt! We are in the technology age, but the surprise is – how fast we’re growing and going into it. A robot in China is currently making headlines for completing the first successful dental implant surgery without human intervention.
The record breaking surgery was carried out on Saturday in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. In a one-hour surgery, the robot placed two new teeth into a woman’s gums, fitting them within an acceptable margin of error of 0.2 to 0.3 millimeters. The teeth were created via 3D printing.
The robot, developed by Fourth Military Medical University’s Stomatological Hospital in Xi’an and Beihang University in Beijing, was created to address mainland China’s lack of qualified dentists according to Dr. Zhao Yimin an oral rehabilitation specialist.
He further stressed that the robot is autonomous and consequently capable of avoiding subjective factors that often cause problematic errors.
Doctors said the robot is able adjust according to the patient’s movement.