FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
REGARDING THE DENACAM SYSTEM
Where can I buy the DENACAM system?
For distribution channels please contact mininavident AG directly. We will announce the allocated distribution channels on our website as soon as they are contracted.
What is the price of the system?
The final price of DENACAM system will be defined with the launch of the product. There will be a purchase price for complete systems plus leasing and pay-per-use models.
Is there a regular maintenance required?
There is a annual regular maintenance required, which will done by the authorized distribution channels.
Do I need a special guided drill set?
No, because the DENACAM system is designed to become compatible with all drills.
On which surgical handpieces can DENACAM be fixed?
DENACAM is designed to be compatible with the most common surgical handpieces. The first release of DENACAM will be compatible with W&H Implantmed. The next release will cover most surgical handpieces.
How would I know what is the actual software version?
20.07.2018 The actual version is 1.1.0
What are the suitable case planning softwares?
DENACAM is designed to enable connectivity to the most common implant planning softwares. The first release of DENACAM will be compatible to the professional version of CoDiagnostiX. The next release will provide further connectivities.
What are the suitable CBCT scanners?
The DENACAM system is compatible with any CBCT as long as the DENAMARK is not filtered out of the DICOM dataset by its software. For defined DENACAM navigation accuracy an CBCT resolution of 0.2 or less mm/voxel is recommended.
With the following CBCT models successfully DENACAM surgeries were performed.
– Carestream, CS9300
– NewTom, HYB
– Vatech, PaX-Duo3D
– Soredex, Scanora3D
What is the recommended voxel-size on CBCT to ensure compatability with DENACAM?
DENACAM is tested with CBCT data with a maximum and homogeneous voxel-size of 0,2mm.
If voxel size is bigger the SW will show the following message: DVT voxel size is larger than 0.2 mm. Marker detection might be inaccurate. Verify with Tray-Check.
What is the recommended impression material for marker positioning with DENATRAY?
We recommend A-Silicon (President/ Coltene) and Polyether Materials (Impregum/3M) in combination of light and heavybody. See in the user manual chapter “Preoperative Phase”. For system validation, we used President Heavy Body and Light Body (A-Silicon).
I’m an experienced implantologist, why would DENACAM be beneficial for me?
If you take post implant placement cone beam scans and look at them closely, you will tend to want to make small adjustments on angulation or spacing. Navigation will improve your placement in relation to the pre-operative planning, even though you have lots of experience.
What’s the difference between Dynamic Navigation and Guided Surgery?
“Guided surgery” is either static or dynamic. The static guides work well – but there is no flexibility after it is made. Dynamic Navigation allows you to make modifications immediately prior to or even during surgery. You also have on-line view of your burs when they get close to structures like the nerve, or nasal floors, or the floor of the sinus. CBCT-based static guides use a physical guide that is intended to guide the movement of the drill via metal “sleeves”, restricting the movement of the drill during the implant surgery. In comparison, Dynamic Surgical Guidance systems display the drill position in relation to the patient CT scan in real-time during surgery, enabling accurate free-hand surgery. The planning time required and the soft-tissue management techniques with Dynamic Surgical Guidance are similar to free-hand surgery planned with CBCT data today.
How will DENACAM fit into my practice?
The DENACAM system is extremely miniaturized so the camera is fixed directly on the surgical handpiece and the dual-mode-marker is placed intra-oral. There is no need for a space-consuming external camera system. The ideal solution is to integrate DENACAM and the surgical motor into the special designed DENACART, which is a slim and mobile cart to enable flexible positioning within the dental practice. The DENACART includes the DENASREEN with an adjustable arm so you can position the monitor directly beside the patient.
Will it work with my existing implant system?
Yes, the DENACAM system is designed to be compatible with most implant systems and any drill sets.
Does it work for edentulous cases?
Edentulous cases are an ideal application for DENACAM system. The difference to partial dentitions is that the marker need to be placed intra-oral onto a micro-screw. This solution will be available with the next release of DENACAM.
Do I still need to order a drill-guide?
No, there are no additional processing or shipping delays that are common in the static guide process.
How can I see a surgery before deciding if I want to integrate a DENACAM system into my practice?
mininavident will arrange access to Key Opinion Leaders, having clinical experiences with DENACAM and are ready to share such information. These opportunities will be published on www.mininavident.com or please contact us directly.
Who is mininavident?
The mininavident AG was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from the University Hospital Basel and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, FHNW, and is led by an experienced group of cranio-maxillofacial surgeons, medical engineers and dental industry specialists. It is a recipient of the CTI Label & the Swiss Technology Award. mininavident has developped the DENACAM system, which is the most miniaturized 3D realtime navigation system for dental implantology and CMF surgery. mininavident is located in Basel, Switzerland, and will launch the DENACAM system first in Europe and the subsequently on a global basis.
What are the benefits of using the DENACAM system?
The DENACAM system preserves all of the benefits of free-hand surgery, while displaying the drill position over patient CT during surgery – providing sub-millimeter accurate position, angulation and depth control, displayed on an interactive 3D interface. There is a non-invasive and miniaturized dual-mode-marker for intra-oral positioning for optimal patient comfort. DENACAM has an open interface to common planning softwares, so it can be used with existing infrastructure, including existing Cone Beam CT systems.
Does using DENACAM limit or change my soft-tissue management techniques?
No. DENACAM allows the clinician to utilize any flap design; using the same soft-tissue management techniques available in free-hand surgery.
How long will installation take?
Installation will be done by authorized technicians and requires several hours and will be followed by training, which can be part of the installation process.
Does DENACAM require changes to my surgery protocol?
No. The DENACAM software integrates the existing drilling sequence protocol into the user interface. For example, once the clinician has chosen his/her preferred brand of implant, the software will simply follow the standard drill sequence prescribed by the implant manufacturer.
Is DENACAM compatible with my preferred brand of dental implants?
Yes, the software integrates the surgical protocols into the user interface and already includes selected dental implant brands. If you are using a brand that hasn’t already been included, a generic interface will be provided, so you can continue with your work.
Will using DENACAM add to the surgery planning time?
The planning time with DENACAM is similar to planning a free-hand surgery with CBCT.
How will DENACAM impact chair-time for the procedure?
We expect DENACAM to reduce chair time. The system enables clinicians to see the drill position in real time during surgery. Surgery is truly uninterrupted, avoiding delays due to calibrations and interim radiographs.
What type of warranty does mininavident provide?
Every DENACAM includes installation, training and applicable warranty according to the regulations in the European Union.
I would like to purchase a DENACAM system, who should I contact?
Please contact us at email@example.com or give us a direct call on +41 61 265 96 83