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Feedback on dental implants with dynamic navigation versus freehand



Pragati Nirula¹, Sahana Selvaganesh¹* & Thiyaneswaran N



¹Department of Implantology, Saveetha Dental college & Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of medical & Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, Chennai 600077, India; *Corresponding author



Pragati Nirula – E-mail: 152203003.sdc@saveetha.com

Sahana Selvaganesh – E-mail: sahanas.sdc@saveetha.com

N Thiyaneswaran - E-mail: thiyaneswaran@saveetha.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received March 1, 2023; Revised March 31, 2023; Accepted March 31, 2023, Published March 31, 2023



The Aim of the study is to understand and identify if Dynamic Navigation (DN) has an upper hand to provide ease and comfort to the patients during and after surgery. 60 patients requiring 120 Implants, were randomly allocated in 2 groups (Group 1- Freehand surgery, Group 2- Dynamic navigation surgery) requiring dental implant therapy. Patients in both the groups were given a Patient satisfaction questionnaire assessing the following domains: comfort, fear, prior experience with robotics, dental anxiety and pain perception. Patient related Experience measures (PREM’s) were assessed using the following domains: experience with robotics, pain perception and comfort of using various instrumentations during the surgery. The pre and post CBCT were compared using EVALUNAV application of the Navident software. There was significant difference (p<0.05) between the two groups in the patient outcomes pertaining to the future of robotics in medicine (group 1: 2±1.259, group 2 :4.8±0.484) and Patients reliability to a specific procedure due to the less surgical time taken (group 1:3.3±0.651, group 2: 4.63±0.556). The post-operative pain between the groups was also assessed with VAS scale.



Dynamic navigation, Freehand surgery, Guided implant surgery, Cone beam Computed Tomography, PROM’s



Nirula et al. Bioinformation 19(3): 290-294 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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