Newsletters – Issue 6
Issue: No. 6
Navident 1.3.6 adds 6 new and important features, briefly described below:
EvaluNav EvaluNav is a new desktop application which allows you to evaluate planned implant position versus actual implant position by registering the pre-op and post-op CBCT scans, detecting the actual implant positions in the post-op and comparing them to their planned positions in the pre-op. The application visually presents and numerically reports the positioning deviation at the entry and the apex and the angular deviation.
Languages Navident’s user interface has been re-engineered to optimally support multiple languages. The user can now switch seamlessly between multiple languages from the dropdown menu at the top. We have already added Italian, Spanish, French, German and Japanese versions, and will add other languages on demand.
Instructional Materials Instructional videos providing system overview and demonstrating operating steps were added and are easily accessible from the desktop. We also provide laminated sheets depicting various parts of the process, and they are now being sent with the Navident system. We recommend posting them in the operatory, CBCT scanning area and planning office.
Blue Dots on NaviStent Parts We added blue dots to both the arm and the retainer to make it obvious how to correctly align them.
Screen Capture Navident captures the screen during planning and surgical guidance, and can now convert these screen capture videos to WMV format in the background, for use in PowerPoint, Keynote or web presentations.
Auto-update Once 1.3.6 is installed, Navident will be able to automatically update your system, if you are eligible, to the latest, exciting software update.
The accuracy values for selected implant are shown in the accuracy table on the left and are also shown in the 3D window view at the top center of the screen. Three types of deviation are measured. The planned implant position is marked in yellow and the actual implant position is marked in red.
The best way to learn about Navident is to see a Master at work and share their clinical experiences in person. With this in mind, we founded the Dynamic Navigation Society, which organizes hands-on and over-the-shoulder sessions and high quality courses all over Europe, Asia, Canada and soon the United States. It offers courses in a variety of formats (half day, 1-day, 2-day, weekday or weekend) to accommodate any schedule. Courses include education on demo models and live surgery.
The Society has launched its first hands-on courses in Italy and Canada. First feedback has been extremely positive, as clinicians discover the way from a great treatment plan to an excellent surgical outcome. Look for an announcement of the Society’s website coming in the fall of 2016
An important milestone for Dynamic Computer Guided Implantology education was achieved on May 20, 2016, in Italy: the first Navident user certification course. Here is Master Clinical Trainer, Dr Luigi Stefanelli and a graduate.
Dr David Burgess of Carbis Bay Dental Care is one of the first dentists in the UK to use Navident routinely. In a recent interview, David explains what sets Navident apart. “What makes Navident stand out is it precisely guides the surgeon to prepare and place the implant in the pre-determined position. It is a dynamic piece of equipment, whereas a conventional drill guide is fixed to a certain angle, position or location. The software shows the drill position on the scan in real time, as it enters the jaw. This allows adjustments to be made, if necessary, whilst the site is being drilled.”
The impact Navident had on his work is noticeable. “Navident is another step towards a complete digital workflow for dental implant treatment. Having used the system for several months now, I would not want to go back to preparing and placing dental implants without its 3D visual guidance. For me, acquiring Navident has been a logical progression in my personal desire to achieve the very best I can for my patients.”
Dr. Burgess is our first Master Clinical Trainer in the UK and will be welcoming interested potential Navident users into his office for over the shoulder surgeries and in office training courses to learn more about how Navident can transform their digital dental implant
Dr. Jan D’Haese, Professor Hugo De Bruyn and Dr. Johan Ackhurst have been conducting a Navident study at Ghent University for the past year. This collaboration has been very beneficial to both ClaroNav and Ghent University, and, the partners believe, will greatly benefit the dental implantology community through activities like the ones briefly described here.
Perio 2000 In September of 2016 Dr. Jan D’Haese will be published in the prestigious Perio 2000 Scientific Journal. Jan will detail his experiences with Navident and his views on the advantages of Dynamic Guided Surgery to the implant surgeon and their patients.
Navigation Course In January of 2017 Professor Hugo De Bruyn and Drs D’Haese and Ackhurst will begin offering the first Dynamic Navigation Surgery course to their post graduate Periodontics students. The course will be a continuum of 3 parts and provide the students with the didactic and clinical experience to make them Dynamic Navigation Certified.
USC In June of 2016, Dr. Homa Zadeh, director of the USC Post Graduate Periodontics program visited Ghent University to watch a surgery performed with Navident. Dr. Zadeh was very impressed with the technology and invited Dr. Jan D’Haese to visit his post graduate Periodontics students and make a presentation on Navident the following month. Our VP of Sales and Marketing Jason Pardo also attended the meeting with a Navident unit. Dr. D’Haese’s presentation was very well received by the soon to be Periodontists and they are pictured below trying out the technology first hand after the lecture.
Having fun is a major part of the ClaroNav motto. That’s why the Toronto team and their families drove to the picturesque town of Paris, Ontario, in order to go rafting down the Grand River.
Somewhere along the 10 Km route, we all got out of the rafts for an engineering challenge: how to build a raft for a big rock that would float the fastest down a route. We formed three teams and made three rafts: One sank. One floated but missed the steady current so it meandered along. And the third floated, caught the current, and sailed to victory. Afterwards, the whole team had a great barbeque, went bowling and dinner.
We work hard to create useful and effective products (Navident, NaviENT and Micron Tracker) but we always make the time to create a positive, light hearted atmosphere in the office. And we also take the time to get to have fun together outside the office.
Guide, Ian, Brenda, Doron, Nasim, Claudio, Evy and Arish holding their rafts.
The part of Navident that tracks your handpiece’s movements so precisely in real time is called Micron Tracker. It is also a key component of NaviENT, a dynamic navigation system for the ear, nose and throat surgeon, and, since 2004, is sold as a component on its own.
Other companies use Micron Tracker in their systems, including Mazor Robotics, purchased by Medtronic, which just unveiled Mazor X, a transformative guidance platform for spine surgeries. The Mazor X was developed with the goal of enhancing predictability and patient benefit, through the combination of analytical tools, multiple-source data, precision guidance, optical tracking, intra-op verification, and connectivity technologies.
“We’ve now got a platform that could help us be more precise, more efficient, and reduce the overall risk rate of spinal surgery,” said Dr. Isador Lieberman from Plano, Texas. “These tools are facilitating the plan and its execution with precision.”
Ori Hadomi, Mazor’s Chief Executive Officer, debuting Mazor X at the Nasdaq (top); Micron Tracker highlighted in the Mazor X system (bottom)
Iris, Darrell and Victor
Victor Lim recently joined the ClaroNav team as Director of Sales and Marketing in the Asia Pacific (APAC) Region. Based in Singapore, he brings over 16 years of experience in marketing medical device and surgical business portfolios. ClaroNav and Victor are excited to continue development of our existing distributor network in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan and build bridges to new and exciting APAC markets.
Soon after he was hired, Victor made the 22 hour trip to Toronto, Canada, to meet the ClaroNav team for a week of training and surgeries. During the visit, he attended a live surgery with Jason, the VP of Sales and Marketing; Iris, the Sr. QA Analyst; and Darrell, our National Account Manager for Canada, in the office of Dr. Robert Barron OMFS.
Feel free to contact him at [email protected]
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If you will be attending one of these tradeshows, you know how important it is to learn as much as you can about new and upcoming technology. Plan to attend the lectures, but also plan to visit the exhibit floor. The Navident team would love to give you an opportunity to use the dynamic navigation system for yourself as well as answer any questions you might have.
ClaroNav Inc. is dedicated to the development of surgical navigation hardware and software. Founded in 2001, as Claron Technology Inc., it has been actively involved in the development of surgical guidance technology since 2002. The ClaroNav team have developed and commercialized a range of surgical navigation systems. ClaroNav invented the MicronTracker, a unique position sensor based on visible light. MicronTracker is now utilized in Navident and other navigation systems to provide sub-millimeter accuracy in positioning surgical tools.