April 2018

Issue: No. 12

Stent / Scan / Plan / Place will soon be Scan / Trace / Place. At ClaroNav we focus on innovation and customer satisfaction and have spent the last year updating our technology to turn a 20-30 minute presurgical preparation into a 2-3 minute process. The result is Navident 2.0 with Trace and Place (TaP). Surgeons will no longer need to do a special, extra scan. They can use the diagnostic scan that they already have for the patient. The stress of stent making is also gone because the stent is no longer required. TaP is a game-changing moment for dynamic navigation. With TaP, the Navident 2.0 workflow is efficient, user friendly and seamlessly integrated into daily clinical practice.
“Trace and place is one of the most astounding pieces of technology I have ever seen. It is a revolution in guided surgery. Much faster to use than static guides and you have the ability to easily make changes during surgery if needed. The work flow for static guided surgery involves dental scans, intraoral scans and STL files, merging them, designing the case, printing, curing, washing and sterilizing the guide. With trace and place the work flow is much simpler: take a scan, plan the case, trace the teeth to align the scan with the patient’s anatomy and place the implant. It gives the best of both worlds. The minimal time of an unguided case and the accuracy of a guided case. It’s a game changer.”
Dr. David Scharf, Periodontist, Long Island, NY.
“Trace and Place is a real tipping point for dynamic navigation guidance. It has streamlined and simplified the workflow in both the diagnostic and surgical phases to allow state of the art technology to be an everyday component of my surgical implant practice. I can’t imagine going back!”
Dr. George Mandelaris, Periodontist, Chicago, Ill. (pictured)
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Dr. Ido Bermanis, Director of Clinical Affairs for Navident, and Dr. George Mandelaris will be hosting a three-part webinar to introduce the Navident community to TaP.

Part 1: A Paradigm Shift in Dental Surgical Navigation — Introduction to Trace and Place (TaP)
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 6:00pm EDT

Part 2: TaP Protocol for Cases in the Maxilla
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 6:00pm EDT

Part 3: TaP Protocols for Cases in the Mandible
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00pm EDT

Registration is now open for Part 1 and we encourage you to sign up and attend by clicking here. You will be able to ask questions and have your specific concerns addressed. If you are unable to watch during a particular time, the webinars will be recorded as videos and made available after.

TaP being previewed in the February 2018 workshop

In addition to the three-part webinar, there will be hands-on, over-the-shoulder training for TaP around the world.

Initial North American TaP training (CE credits):
– July 8, 2018 with the McGuire Institute (Houston, Texas)
– April 28, May 26 and June 9, 2018 with Dr. Ido Bermanis (Toronto, Ontario)
– September 15, 2018 with Dr. George Mandelaris (Chicago, Illinois)

Initial European TaP training:
– April 27, 2018 with Dr Luigi Stefanelli (Rome, Itay)
– May 4, 2018 Navident Advanced Course with Dr Luigi Stefanelli (Rome, Italy)
– May 8, 2018 with Dr Marcello Marchesi (Modena, Italy)

More venues and dates will be added soon.

For more information, please contact Kemisha Newman at [email protected].

NAVIDENT Certification Course with new Trace and Place protocol 
in Rome, Italy. March 26, 2018 [Click for video]
Smart Linkx Taiwan: With the granting of the import license for Navident into Taiwan, Smart-Linkx joins the growing list of Navident distributors. The official launch of Navident in Taiwan will take place on April 14, 2018, in Taipei with 10 new Navident systems being delivered to Taiwanese surgeons eager to utilize navigational surgery in their daily clinical practice.

Fosun Hong Kong: Corporate and customer trainings will take place in Hong Kong next week as Fosun Hong Kong customers and staff receive their Navident systems, embrace the technology and learn about the upcoming Navident 2.0 and TaP protocol.

This Spring, ClaroNav will be an exhibitor at tradeshows around the Canada, United States and Europe. View the list here. If you’re registered, please stop by.
ClaroNav is proud to announce that we added four new members to our team  — one at the executive level, one in engineering and two in sales. Some are new to us, but others have a long history working with ClaroNav when it was originally called Claron Technology. Claudio, Mike, Ingmar and Anna add depth, experience and many years of dental knowledge to our team.

Claudio Gatti is a medical technology entrepreneur with many years of experience in the industry. He is a hands-on executive who brings a deep understanding of technology with market and clinical insight. At ClaroNav Claudio shares the CEO role with Doron Dekel (both pictured) and is responsible for the motion tracking and custom development business lines. Claudio has a Laurea Degree in Computer Science from the University of Milan.


Mike Freeman joined the ClaroNav team as the U.S. Western Region Territory Manager. He is tasked with introducing Navident’s new TaP technology to the dental community in the Western United States. Mike started his career in the dental industry in 2005 when he joined Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. as their Periodontal Consultant for CA and Hawaii. He was “Rookie of the Year” for 2006 and named Regional Sales Manager in 2007, overseeing the Western U.S.


Dr. Ingmar Bitter earned a PhD in Computer Science in the USA and in Germany, the equivalent of a Bachelor in Physics with Minor in Chemistry. He published 40 scientific publications in the medical imaging industry. He was the director of R&D for the first FDA approved Virtual Colonoscopy system and became the Software Architect and Manager for WIF. At ClaroNav he is a Principal Software Architect responsible for improving the automatic dental CT image analysis in order to further streamline the Navident application workflow.


Anna Abramovic brings 10 years of experience in the dental field since first beginning her journey as a Dental Assistant. Working hands-on in various clinical settings, Anna understands the value and importance of patient care and education. In 2017, Anna graduated from McMaster University where she studied Business Administration and Marketing. Today, she is the Inside Sales and Customer Service Coordinator at ClaroNav..