Daytona Beach, FL – The region’s top oral and facial surgical practice becomes the only one to reach “Diamond” status for its use of the Yomi® Robotic System in Florida. Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates is the only practice in Volusia and Flagler Counties using Yomi and now it’s being listed as a Yomi Diamond Center of Excellence. Two of its doctors are also designated as Yomi Platinum and Diamond Doctors of Excellence.

Yomi is the first and only FDA-cleared system for robotic-guided dental surgery in the United States. It allows the surgeons to use a CT scan of the patient to create a 3-D image and virtually plan the implant surgery. The computerized navigational system then gives the dental surgeons real-time visual and audio feedback during surgery and provides physical cues that guide the surgeon’s hand to the precise angle and location for the planned dental implant.

To be designated as a Yomi Diamond Center of Excellence, Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates’ doctors John Akers, D.D.S.; Roger Thayer, D.M.D., M.A., F.A.C.S.; and Bradley Pinker, D.D.S., M.D. had to meet certain criteria:

  • Provide patients with education about the Yomi Robotic System prior to the dental procedure
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise by performing a minimum of 175 dental implants annually using the Yomi Robotic System
  • Must have a Robotic Coordinator or Robotic Director responsible for implementing the robotics program that follows best clinical practices in accordance with Yomi training

Dr. Thayer was designated a Yomi Platinum Doctor of Excellence, meaning he has performed at least 100 dental implants annually, including anterior, posterior, and bilateral cases, plus a 3+ implant case all using Yomi.

Dr. Pinker was designated a Yomi Diamond Doctor of Excellence. For this achievement he had to perform a minimum of 125 dental implants annually using Yomi, as well as perform the cases of a Platinum level, along with a dual partial arch case and single full arch case.

The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and that’s why they’ve been perfecting the dental implant process with Yomi since April 2019.

“For us, it’s about helping people live their best lives, because of that we have a long-standing history of making sure all of our patients receive the highest quality of care with the latest technology available,” said Dr. Akers. “With more than 75 years of combined experience, our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, we are proud to be recognized for our achievements.”

About Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates:

Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates – with locations in Daytona Beach, 549 Health Boulevard; New Smyrna Beach, 429 North Causeway; and Palm Coast, 21 Hospital Drive, Suite 180 – offers a full-scope of oral, maxillofacial and cosmetic facial surgery procedures. The surgical expertise and thorough understanding of both aesthetics and function uniquely qualify Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates’ doctors John Akers, D.D.S.; Curtis Schalit, F.A.C.S.; Roger Thayer, D.M.D., M.A., F.A.C.S.; and Bradley Pinker, D.D.S., M.D. to diagnose, treat and manage the conditions, defects, injuries, and aesthetic aspects of the jaw, nose, orbits, skull and face. Oral and maxillofacial procedures include reconstructive facial surgery, bone grafting, diagnosing and treating facial pain and injuries, head and neck cancer and facial cosmetic surgery. To schedule a consultation, call 386-200-5386.

Media Release: Amanda Smith, Benedict Advertising