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New invention will improve accuracy of endodontic surgeries

By Caleb Vierkant, Texas A&M University School of Dentistry – May 19, 2022

Faculty member Dr. Poorya Jalali envisioned a way to enhance a surgical procedure and recently translated his idea into a patented invention.

The device is a small “grid” that goes alongside a patient’s jaw when being scanned so that the grid also appears on the 3D radiographic images (CBCT). This allows doctors to more accurately determine where to drill during surgery; they can see where the problem area falls on the grid.

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