Neocis, the first dental robotics company, is committed to enhancing dental surgeons’ capabilities and advancing patient care.
Neocis is empowering dental professionals to be the most advanced in their field by bringing disruptive technologies to dentistry.
A Background with a Solid Foundation in Orthopedic Robotics
Neocis, Inc. was founded in Miami, Florida in 2009 by Alon Mozes, PhD, and Juan Salcedo – innovators and visionaries in surgical robotics for over 20 years.
The Link Between Baseball and Robotics
Dr. Mozes started his career at Sportvision, the special effects company focused on real-time enhancements for sports broadcasts, such as the First-and-Ten yellow line for NFL games. While there, he earned an Emmy for his development of the baseball pitch tracker “K-Zone Effect” on ESPN.
The technology used for those effects closely parallels the technology used in robotic surgery, i.e. hardware and software engineering for camera-tracking of a baseball pitch is similar to robots tracking real-time surgical and patient movement.
Dr. Mozes then moved to Mako Surgical where he met Juan. As principle design engineers, they developed the ground-breaking RIO system for guided orthopedics surgery. Dr. Mozes and Juan’s contribution to Mako’s resounding success led to the company’s IPO and subsequent sale to Stryker in 2013, redefining Stryker’s presence in the world of joint and hip replacement surgery.
The Birth of Yomi
Alon Mozes and Juan Salcedo then looked to the dental surgery field, inspired by Mozes’ own father, an experienced endodontist. They developed and patented a robotic prototype that could assist in implant surgery, and they subsequently named it “Yomi.” – after a family dentist friend.
By 2016, Neocis completed a successful clinical study and received market clearance from the FDA.
Yomi is defining the next generation of dentists
Yomi is now being used at leading dental schools to help train the next generation of implant dentists with the latest in robotic technology. Yomi robotics can be found at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine – one of the most progressive and digitally focused dental programs, as well as the University of West Virginia’s dental school. In addition, our founder, Alon Mozes, is now a proud partner of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and sits on their Board of Directors.
Today, Yomi is the first and only robotic device for dental surgery commercially available in the United States and is in clinical use with leading dental surgeons who share the goal of establishing Yomi as the new standard of care for dental implants.
Yomi has the backing of some of the largest venture capital companies and individuals in the world, including:
CEO and Co-founder
Dr. Mozes has been working in computer graphics and image-guided applications in start-up companies for nearly 20 years. As a principal engineer and one of the first 20 employees at MAKO Surgical Corp., he helped develop the software for their ground-breaking Rio system for orthopedic robotic surgery. Prior to MAKO Surgical Corp., he developed Emmy award-winning technology with Sportvision, Inc. in the area of real-time sports broadcast graphics. Dr. Mozes received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami and his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Research & Development and Co-founder
Mr. Salcedo has over a decade of experience in manufacturing and mechanical design for the medical device industry. He was a principal robotic design engineer for MAKO Surgical Corp. and was a key designer for the first concept as well as one of the main designers for the second generation systems to follow. Prior to that, Mr. Salcedo served as lead researcher for the Cardiovascular Engineering Center at Florida International University. Mr. Salcedo was also a senior manufacturing engineer for Calnetix Inc., the world leader in developing and manufacturing high speed electric motors and generators. Mr. Salcedo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Florida International University.
VP Finance & HR
Erik joined Neocis in 2018 to lead the Finance and HR functions. Through international positions supporting medical device and pharm/bio companies, Erik accumulated a wealth of financial expertise in sales and marketing, supply chain, research and development and tax. Before joining Neocis, he was the head of Finance, IT & Facilities at Verb Surgical, a Joint Venture between Google and J&J focused on the general surgery robotics space. Erik holds a Master’s Degree in commercial engineering (technology management) from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He also holds a master’s in finance from Vlerick Business School.
Vice President of Engineering
Dennis Moses serves as Vice President of Engineering. Moses most recently served as Director of System Engineering for Verb Surgical, Inc. Prior, he served in numerous roles of increasing responsibility over nearly 15 years with Stryker Corporation. During his tenure, he participated in multiple major hardware and software releases and was successful in introducing and advancing a novel robotic solution for orthopedic surgery. Moses has led cross functional design and development efforts in various technologies and the medical device industry.
Vice President of Sales
Wayne joined Neocis in 2020 to lead the company’s Sales efforts. He brings 25 years of experience driving adoption of market-disrupting technologies in both medical device and dental industries. Wayne has a consistent record of success across international and domestic assignments with companies like Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, Intuitive Surgical, Align Technology, and Convergent Dental, where he has held executive positions in Sales, Marketing, Commercial Operations, and Global Strategy. In his most recent roles, Wayne served as the Vice President of Global Customer Optimization for Align Technology and the Vice President of Sales for Convergent Dental, where he was responsible for developing and executing growth strategies. He holds a BS degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Xavier University.
Vice President of Marketing
Cassie joined Neocis in 2020 to lead Neocis’ Marketing. Cassie is a classically trained marketer with 20+ years of CPG, OTC, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device experience at large and small companies including Neuronetics (STIM), Sanofi, Catalent, Johnson and Johnson, and Nabisco. Prior to joining Neocis, Cassie was the V.P. of Marketing at Neuronetics where she created the branding and advertising for NeuroStar and helped to take the company public in 2018. Cassie has marketed such notable brands as Dupixent, Invega Sustena, Nucynta, Risperdal Consta, Monistat, K-Y, Carefree Pantiliners, Chips Ahoy!, and Oreo Cookies. Cassie holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a BA degree from the University of Chicago.
Vice President of Operations
Joe Regan joined Neocis in 2021 to serve as the Vice President of Operations. With over 20 years of experience and a proven track record for accomplishing the most challenging goals, Joe specializes in driving lean operational excellence and developing creative methods to drive success and achieve top performance and sustainability in Medical, Automotive and Aerospace industries. Joe most recently served as a Senior Director, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operational Excellence at Cardinal Health. Prior to that, he was the Director of Manufacturing and architect of the award-winning production system at MAKO Surgical Corp., and the Stryker Corporation. He holds an undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University and an MBA from Albertus Magnus College. Joe is a proud St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Ambassador and a South Florida Manufacturers Association Board of Director.