Edition South China Morning Post reported that China successfully carried out the operation with the robot dentist — and the robot acted on its own.

The procedure to implant two teeth in the jaw of the patient lasted about an hour. The teeth were manufactured using 3D printing and installed in accordance with all standards for this type of operation — with error no more than 0.2 – 0.3 mm.

In the beginning, experts from the medical staff to ascertain the robot relative to the patient, programmed movement, and also set the angle and depth needed for implantation. So while the robots and surgeons can’t do without the help of people.

The robot dentist is a response to the lack of qualified personnel in the multimillion-dollar China. One of the features of the profession of dentist work in the confined space of the oral cavity. According to the publication, in China, 400 million people are in need of prosthetics and only a million get this form of medical care. The big problem is also of poor quality dental services.

Before the mass use of robotic dentists so far away, although in recent years there have been many developments involving robotics with AI. In particular, such devices can already take work to root canal treatment, orthodontic surgeries and used in teaching students. There is no doubt that in the near future there will be robots manufacturing operations on other organs, for example, brain or eyes.

Source — South China Morning Post