Neocis CEO and cofounder Dr. Alon Mozes has joined the Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. As a member of the board, he will contribute his knowledge and experience in the intersection between advanced robotics and dental implant surgery, the school reports.
“The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine has been a pioneer in digital dentistry and surgically guided placement of dental implants, and I know that Dr. Mozes will ensure that we continue to lead in this field,” said dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, MED, DMD, DDS.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Mozes to the Dean’s Advisory Board and look forward to drawing on his knowledge of the latest dental technological innovations to ensure that our curriculum and patient care stay at the cutting edge,” said Hutter.
Mozes has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami. While he was at Mako Surgical, he was one of the first principal engineers to develop the company’s system for orthopedics robotics surgery.
During his tenure at Mako, he recognized an unmet need in dental implants, in part thanks to insight gleaned from his father, who is an endodontist, and another family friend who also is a dentist. He then partnered with a former coworker from Mako to launch Neocis.
The new company secured its first round of funding in 2012 and completed a successful clinical study for its core robotic technology in 2016, which led to market clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.
“At Neocis, our mission is to improve dental practice and patient care through the use of advanced robotics and, through participation on the Dean’s Advisory Board, I am excited to share this knowledge in order to ensure students and residents graduate from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine prepared to use the latest innovations in the oral healthcare field,” said Mozes.
The Dean’s Advisory Board supports the school by counseling the dean on issues affecting the school including strategic planning, external relations, and academic initiatives that facilitate the achievement of the school’s mission. All of the members of the board are accomplished leaders in dentistry, business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector, the school says.