DIOnavi. User Interview

Dr. Lee, Jong Hyeong, Director of Moduga Haengbokhan Dental Clinic in Eumseong

 “First step in offering happiness to the patients, ‘DIOnavi.’” 
  • - Graduated from School of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University
  • - Visiting Professor, School of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University
  • - C/E in Department of Prosthodontics and Implant, Boston University, USA
  • - Completed Dental Education Training Institution, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University
  • - Primary Prosthodontic Dentist in the Korean Academy of Prosthodontics
  • - Member of AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)
  • - Member of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists)
  • - Member of the Korean Academy of Maxillofacial Implantology
  • - Member of the Korean Academy of Implant Dentistry


“First step in offering happiness to the patients, ‘DIOnavi.’”

"Moduga Haengbokhan Dental Clinic’(translated as ‘Everyone is Happy Dental Clinic’) is a new challenge for dentistry for realization of the value of ‘happiness’ for the patients. I will steadfastly adhere to the initial state of mind so that all the patents will receive comfortable treatment with ‘DIOnavi.’ and return home with blissful state of mind."

Dr. Lee, Jong Hyeong who opened his clinic in Eumseong, Chungbuk (director of Moduga Haengbokhan Dental Clinic in Eumseong) is a user of ‘DIOnavi.’, a highly advanced digital navigation implant that applies navigation principles. He became interested in the trend of digital industry in the field of dental treatment over the last several years and established relationship with DIO, a leading company in digital dentistry through a accidental opportunity.
Dr. Lee disclosed that, “I anticipated that ‘digitalization’ will be the main trend in dental industry as well as I watched the process of conducting implant surgery by producing digital surgical guide in dental clinics in overseas countries through YouTube,” and that, “while searching for digital lectures in Korea, I was recommended to attend the DIO Digital Academy (DDA) program.” He also commented that, “after having participated in the lecture, I began to join the digital treatment in earnest after having acquired the confidence that ‘I can do it if I were to study’ through hands-on practices, etc. offered through DDA(Dio Digital Academy).”

Accurate placement through the use of a guide
Then, what are the advantages of the digital navigation implant ‘DIOnavi.’ that Dr. Lee chose? He emphasized that, “unlike the non-digital implant surgery that depended on senses and past experiences for placement, ‘DIOnavi.’ enables 100% accurate placement of the implant by making confirmation through CT taking prior to placement after the production of the guide.” He added that, “although the placement method differs depending on the conditions and preferences of the patient, it is substantially more convenient for the surgeon when ‘DIOnavi.’ is utilized,” and that, “there is less burden even in difficult surgeries including limited spaces such as the areas near maxillary sinus in the upper jaw, alveolar nerve , and root of teeth, etc., when digital placement is performed.”

‘DIOnavi.’ assesses the oral structure precisely by simultaneously using 3D oral image taken with scanner and precise image obtained through CT. Then, implant surgery plan is established after having confirmed the positions of bone tissues and nerves to assess the optimal position for the placement of the implant and configuration of prosthesis prior to the surgery. In addition, for placing without error, patient undergoes the process of placing implant at the accurate position and angle after having produced customized guide by using precise 3D printer for the oral cavity. This can accurately assess the location of placement and it is possible to place the implant without having to make incision in the gum. Since all the procedures are forecasted in advance, it is capable of achieving outstanding accuracy and stability.
Dental clinic that patients visits through words of mouth
Moduga Haengbokhan Dental Clinic in Eumseong became a dental clinic that patients from not only Eumseong area but also other areas such as Goisan, Jeungpyeong, Chungju,and other areas surrounding Eumseong visiting after having heard of the Clinic through word of mouth. Dr. Lee expressed his satisfaction on the navigation implant system with the comment that, “majority of the patients visit my clinic after having heard the news that implant is performed with ‘DIOnavi.’ and are introduced by other patients who were content with the services I provided,” and that, “there are many patients who make comments that treatment was completed quickly and without pain through the use of ‘DIOnavi.’” Moreover, he added that, “when using other methods to place an implant, I have to be very focused and I have to pay very close attention during the surgery. . However, since ‘DIOnavi.’ enables implant placement in the desired position within the predictable framework, not only the surgeon but also the rest of the staffs are extremely satisfied,” and that, “I am extremely satisfied from management aspect since the chair time is reduced due to shortening of the time needed for the surgery.”
Dental clinic offering happiness beyond the emotional fulfillment
Dr. Lee expressed that, “as I wanted to convey like in the name of my dental clinic, I want to offer emotional fulfillment to my patients beyond the simple dental treatments and eventually become a clinic that can offer emotional fulfillment and convey happiness,” and that, “I sincerely hope that dental clinics can become a place for enhancing the quality of life with the joy of healthily chewing foods by providing blissful treatment and that it is not a dreadful or a costly place.” He also wanted to convey that, “‘DIOnavi.’ has the advantage of not only being able to perform procedures without having to make incision in the gum but also produce excellent results with accurate depth, angle and aesthetic appearance. Accordingly, there is no concern even for incisor for which the treatment is relatively burdensome,” and that, “I would like to assertively recommend ‘DIOnavi.’, which assists to make even highly difficult procedures easy, to my colleagues.”

[Sourced by Dental Arirang]