Robotic advances finding their way into Austin dental offices

Bianca Castillo doesn’t love being at the dentist. In fact, when she knew she needed to have a tooth pulled and then an implant, she decided to wait awhile until she could have the implant placed by the Neocis’ YOMI Robotic Dental System under the guidance of Austin dentist Dr. Fredrick Shaw.

“Getting an implant is scary in general,” Castillo said. “It seems a lot less scary knowing the accuracy of the system.”

The only thing Castillo, 24, should feel during the procedure is the pinch from the numbing shots and maybe a little pressure.

Since July, Shaw, of Austin-based Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group, has done more than 40 implants using the robot. It’s part of the growing use of robotic technology in everything from diagnostic procedures to noninvasive surgeries.

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