Growing your referral base with dental robotics

Originally aired: August 2021

Drs. Bradley Pinker and Roger Thayer explain how to build a successful referral pipeline via robot-assisted surgery. Learn how they're leveraging technology to appeal to patients and improve collaboration with referring doctors.

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Learning objectives

  • Explore the use of robotics to help drive patient and referral growth

  • Understand the value of robotic-assisted surgery from a clinical perspective

  • Learn the value of robotic surgery in digital treatment planning and collaboration

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Bradley M. Pinker, DDS, MD

Dr. Pinker is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is originally from Carlisle, PA. He attended the University of Miami, FL where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to complete his requirements for Doctor of Dental Surgery at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Pinker concluded his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this time he obtained a Doctor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a general surgery internship.

His professional interests within the field of oral & maxillofacial surgery include orthognathic surgery, robot assisted dental implant surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, maxillofacial pathology, and maxillofacial trauma.

Dr. Pinker has been placing dental implants with robotic assistance for over a year.


Roger S. Thayer, DMD

Dr. Thayer obtained his DMD and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. He obtained his Master of Arts in Biology (1999) and his Bachelor of Science-Business Administration (1994) at the City University of New York-City College. Dr. Thayer served three years in the United States Navy, 2nd Dental Battalion, as a general dentist for the Marine Corps Air Wing. He did a GPR at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Thayer is committed to providing his patients with the utmost care and latest technology.

Dr. Thayer has written numerous publications and frequently lectures for his peers.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Zoom Education, LLC and Neocis. Zoom Education, LLC is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.