A new technique, called Yomi, is now available to Cornerstone Dental Arts patients. Dr. Griffin has been specially trained to perform this robot-guided dental implant surgery.

Cornerstone Dental Arts offers dental implants to help you maintain your quality of life when you have lost one or more teeth. We’ll review your medical and dental history to see if Yomi robot-assisted surgery is a good option for you versus our traditional surgical technique for placing your implants.


Yomi is a new alternative to traditional surgical techniques. This technology provides Dr. Griffin with robotic guidance while planning and placing your implants. It helps him place the implant with utmost precision for a natural look and feel. It also enables him to quickly make changes to your surgical plan during surgery, making treatment easier for you. Yomi is often less-invasive for our patients, too. (Please note that Yomi is not indicated for patients with no teeth.)


If Yomi is the best solution for you, Dr. Griffin will create a custom treatment plan using Yomi software. During surgery, Yomi will assist Dr. Griffin with visuals and information while he maintains complete control throughout the procedure. Yomi simply provides visual and oral assistance to improve the precision of your placement.


Yomi is an alternative to free-hand and surgical guide dental implant techniques. Dr. Griffin and the Cornerstone team will discuss all of your options and make their best recommendation for your situation.

Free-hand Dental Implant Surgery
  • Free-hand is the most common surgical technique for dental implant surgery. With this technique, the surgeon uses a hand-held instrument to place your implant in relation to your bone, gums, and nearby teeth. Precision placement can sometimes be more difficult with free-hand surgery due to human error.
Surgical Guide Dental Implant Surgery
  • With surgical guides, the surgeon uses guide holes for the implant. This technique does not allow the surgeon to make changes to the plan during surgery, possibly delaying completion. Surgical guides also may not work well due to poor fit, and may not be a good option for hard-to-reach areas. However, they can help make placement more precise and may make surgery less invasive.

If you are interested in learning more about the Yomi Robotic-Assisted Implant Surgery email us at info@whatasmile.com.