Paris, France based startup SpotImplant.com indexes all existing and past implants from all brands and all countries. They have an AI-based deep learning algorithm that has indexed thousands of dental implant images and X-rays. These have been annotated with the type implant model to produce a comprehensive training set for their deep learning algorithm. You can upload your implant x-ray and they analyze the image to identify the implant and notify you of the top matching brand and model of
The Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry has selected BreakAway, Ltd. to develop a virtual, 3D simulator to help teach students dental implant procedures. The virtual dental office is designed to improve student learning outcomes in the areas of diagnostics, decision making and treatment protocols for enhanced patient therapy outcomes and risk management. The computer application will be initially developed and tested in conjunction with MCG dental students and faculty. It will then be tested by other universities in
ImplantVision have added to their implant-centered patient education system `PatientVu` by releasing it in 12 languages. The available languages are: Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Russian and Polish.
Materialise has filed a US lawsuit against Nobel Biocare for patent infringement. Materialise contends that Nobel Biocare’s manufacture of “NobelGuide” drilling template violates a Materialise U.S. patent that was issued in 1998 relating to Materialise’s “SurgiGuide” techniques. The lawsuit in the U.S. is effectively an extension of a similar action in Europe where this past August the District Court of Dusseldorf ordered Nobel Biocare AB and Nobel Biocare Deutschland GmbH to stop offering the NobelGuide drilling templates in Germany, finding
Implantvision has released both a PC-based and web-based version of their patient education solution, Patient-VU. This application is specifically geared towards implantology practice. These products feature narrated videos and animation to demonstrate various common implantology-related concepts to patients.
Materialise`s soon to be released Simplant 11 will feature realistic renderings of stock implant abutments. This will allow implantologists to choose realistic stock implant abutments based upon shape, tissue cuff height, diameter and purpose prior to the placement of the actual implants.
Astratech has released a customized version of Simplant for use with their implant system. The software program also contains 3D images of implants, abutments and teeth. This ensures efficient, accurate and reliable planning of implant positions, sizes and number of implants, and abutments to be used. In addition it provides better control over the esthetic outcome. When the case is planned, a surgical guide is ordered to make sure that the planning result will be replicated in the real surgical
Sirona have received the FDA`s 510K approval for their Galileos 3D X-ray imaging system. This system uses a Cone Beam-based technology that calculates a large volume 3D image set, more than 200 exposures, in a single low-dose 3D scan of 15 seconds or less. This 3D image set is processed and presented in the new GALILEOS software, an advanced extension of Sirona’s SIDEXIS XG imaging software.
IVS Solutions AG has released a 2-dimensional implant placement planner that uses panoromic and peri-apical xrays for the implantologist to design the type and position of the implant(s). The software then produces a surgical plan which lists the implants planned for placement as well as an image of the planned implant positioned on the xray.
Dental Implan Inc , has released patient education software to assist practitioners in explaining to patients what a proposed treatment plan will involve. The software was developed for Jeffrey Ganeles, a florida periodontist, to enhance and streamline patient consultations.