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Planmeca and Navigate Surgical Technologies Join Forces to Launch Innovative Solutions for Dental Im

Dental manufacturer Planmeca and Navigate Surgical Technologies (NST), a provider of real-time surgical navigation solutions, are pleased to announce their cooperation. This partnership aims to provide dental implant surgeons with technological innovations that will deliver enhanced patient outcomes through improved accuracy and precision, as well as through simplified digital workflows.

Dynamic surgical navigation combines all the benefits of free-hand guided surgery and CBCT diagnostics with optical tracking technology that allows 4K cameras to track in real time the position of the clinician’s drill relative to the patient’s anatomy. The technology enables more accurate and more predictable implant placement, as well as easy identification of vital anatomical structures during surgery, resulting in a potentially less invasive procedure and an optimal restorative outcome.

The partnership between NST and Planmeca will bring dynamic surgical navigation to Planmeca dental units equipped with the new intelligent Planmeca Solanna™ Vision operating light. The operating light is integrated with two 4K cameras, so additional cameras will not be needed during surgery.

Dynamic surgical navigation is based on a pre-operative CBCT scan. During the surgery itself, Planmeca Solanna Vision’s integrated cameras track the dental handpiece and the patient. The precise angulation and position of the drill are visualised on the patient’s CBCT scan in real time, guiding the clinician to perform the surgery as planned.

“We are really excited about this cooperation,” says Jukka Kanerva, Vice President for Planmeca’s Dental Care Units & CAD/CAM division. “NST’s innovative real-time surgical navigation solutions combined with our high-tech dental equipment will bring completely new dimensions to the placement of dental implants.”

“We are thrilled to complement and support Planmeca’s commitment to delivering state-of-the-art equipment to the dental profession with our optical tracking technology,” states Marty Dymek, CEO of Navigate Surgical Technologies. “Innovation that simplifies workflows and improves patient outcomes is a winning combination.”

Planmeca and NST will be showcasing dynamic surgical navigation with the Planmeca Solanna Vision operating light during IDS 2019. The technology is not yet available in all markets.



Jukka Kanerva,

Vice President, Dental care units & CAD/CAM division, Planmeca Oy

Tel. +358 20 779 5848

Navigate Surgical Technologies

Marty Dymek

CEO, Navigate Surgical Technologies

Tel: +1- 604-637-4497


Planmeca Oy and Planmeca Group

Planmeca Oy is one of the world’s leading dental equipment manufacturers with a product range covering digital dental units, CAD/CAM solutions, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices and comprehensive software solutions. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca’s products are distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. With a strong commitment to pioneering innovations and design, it is the largest privately held company in its field. Planmeca Oy is part of the Finnish Planmeca Group, which operates in the field of healthcare technology. The Group’s turnover in 2018 was MEUR 735, and it employs nearly 2,800 people worldwide.

Navigate Surgical Technologies

Navigate Surgical Technologies develops innovative, real-time surgical navigation solutions for dental and medical applications. The company’s proprietary technology combines software and optical scanning to provide enhanced surgical precision and improved patient outcomes. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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