The first AI-based surgical guide design for endodontics designed to deliver fast and efficient workflows.
German dental manufacturer SICAT has announced it can now deliver expanded treatment options in endodontics and root canal therapy using the RAPID ACCESSGUIDE, a solution that creates new possibilities for root canal treatment using artificial intelligence (AI).
Clinicians considering the use of surgical guides in root canal treatments can now choose to use the RAPID ACCESSGUIDE, designed to provide a groundbreaking and highly economical new option: ready-to-print STL surgical guide designs based on AI, available for download in less than 20 minutes, and for as low as less than $20 per tooth, all canals included, according to SICAT.
Featuring a straightforward workflow, treatment planning is done in the SICAT Endo software, where the number, shape, and length of all root canals can be determined precisely and reliably as well as the working length and depth of the cavity access. Via the SICAT Portal, SICAT‘s customer portal, the RAPID ACCESSGUIDE can be ordered after treatment planning in the software. The ready-to-print STL surgical guide design is then downloaded and immediately imported into the 3D printer software and printed. With this fast and efficient workflow, clinicians can quickly treat patients, and even same-day treatment becomes possible, according to SICAT.
“SICAT endodontic guides have become an indispensable component of my practice,” states endodontic specialist Scott Resnick, DMD, in a press release. “Now with the option of using SICAT’s proven technology along with the speed and efficiency of producing guides on the same day, is a true game changer.”
Craig Hennings, the president of SICAT’s operations in the U.S., adds that the launch is another example of how the company continues to provide innovation that enables better dentistry and better care for patients. “Combined with SICAT Endo, dental professionals can quickly and accurately assess the needs of the patient and make a confident decision for optimal treatment outcome,” he says in the press release.
The RAPID ACCESSGUIDE can be ordered through the SICAT Endo software and it is also available on a subscription basis with the company’s SICAT Smart program for as low as $99 per month. In addition to SICAT Endo, the company offers another AI-enabled solution, SICAT Implant, said to comprehensively weigh up the options of tooth preservation and tooth extraction—a surgical guide or a surgical guide design can be ordered individually and optionally depending on the patient case.