Yomi Patient FAQs
What is Yomi-Enabled Surgery?
Yomi helps your dentist by providing precision planning and placement of your implants, so you get a more natural look and feel.
Are robotic procedures new?
Robotic assistance is becoming a standard of care in medicine, used to help over one million patients every year. Yomi is the first and only system for robotic guidance for dental surgery in the United States.
Does Yomi replace my dental surgeon?
Yomi does not replace your dental surgeon – it complements their skill, providing precision guidance. Your dentist is always in control and handling all the instruments.
What can I expect with Yomi surgery?
If Yomi is right for you, your dental team will use proprietary Yomi software to develop a custom treatment plan for you. That plan will then be used during surgery, providing precision guidance that your dental surgeon can feel, hear and see – so you get optimal results.
“Yomi doesn’t operate autonomously, meaning I can’t go home and leave the robot operating for me. It assists me at the time of surgery. It helps reduce the risks associated with free-hand surgery. It’s a way to guarantee that we’re going to go where we want to go.”
Dr. Guillermo Chacon
Oral & Facial Surgery Centers of Washington
Yomi allows for same-day implant surgery for candidate patients.
Yomi may allow your dentist to provide surgery with smaller incisions and no sutures.
Yomi helps your dentist plan and place your implant precisely for a return to dental function and a brilliant smile.
Be sure to discuss all treatment options with your dental provider. Your dental team will look at your medical and dental history. Your dentist can then recommend a good option for you.
A Better Patient Experience
“Because of Yomi, my dental surgeon was able to do it all at once…it saved four month’s time and also the cost of having to come in for a second appointment. I’m very happy with the experience”
– Kathleen, Yomi patient
The information provided herein is not meant to substitute for the in-depth consultation you should have with your dentist. Only a licensed dentist can adequately diagnose and explain your underlying condition, Yomi-Enabled Surgery, medically acceptable alternative procedures, and the potential complications and risks of any procedure and/or operation. In every case your dentist must guide you on all aspects of your surgery, including pre- and post-operative care. Individual results will vary.
All claims of product performance and indications for use contained within this document relate only to data submitted to and reviewed by regulatory authorities in those jurisdictions in which clearance(s) and/or approval(s) have been obtained, including the United States. No product performance claims or indications for use are made for jurisdictions in which such clearance(s) and/or approval(s) have not been obtained.
Adverse events are possible in any surgery, including Yomi surgery. Possible adverse events include, but are not limited to inaccurate implant site preparation, resulting in damage to patient anatomy, delays in surgical procedure, injury to user or patient due to unintended motion of the system, electric shock to user or patient due to electric malfunction, misuse or off label use of the system that leads to manual manipulation of the osteotomy, damage to patient anatomy, or hazard to the user.
For full indications for Yomi-Enabled Surgery, please visit neocis.com/indications-for-use
References 1. Intuitive Surgical Q4 2018 Investor Release