Some of us remember Will Robinson's loyal robotic pal in the "Lost in Space" series of the 1960s. Others will trace the sci-fi vision of intelligent autonomous machines to the day Skynet became self-aware and turned on humanity in the "Terminator" films. The term artificial intelligence (AI) and the official pursuit of intelligent machines in the scientific community actually dates to a 1956 conference of researchers from Dartmouth and IBM. Today's AI is invading our everyday lives, albeit in more subtle ways, such as digital assistants like Alexa and Siri. And now, Artificial Intelligence in dentistry has arrived!
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has increasingly become a dentists' best friend in improving productivity and make the best out of the $33 billion global dentistry market. Though machines are still learning to address certain dental anomalies creatively, the market is already blooming with AI-powered dental diagnostics products. It is projected that the AI tools, as of now can increase clinics' revenue by 25%. This could happen as a result of software program enhancing the quality of chair time of dentists by slicing down the time wasted on analyzing reports. Cavity or caries is among the most common dental issues.
Clove Dental offers a comprehensive set of oral healthcare services, leverages best-in-class equipment, and utilizes the latest pain-management technology to provide affordable healthcare of the highest quality. To establish itself as the industry leader, Clove adheres to the highest standards in clinic safety and hygiene, customer service, and recruiting, with a constant focus on ethics and transparency. Vikas Sood is the Chief Information Officer at Clove Dental. In an interaction with The Tech Pod, Vikas speaks about the future of AI in healthcare. Tell us something about yourself and what does your company do?
In order to study the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to dental imaging, we applied AI technology to classify a set of panoramic radiographs using (a) a convolutional neural network (CNN) which is a form of an artificial neural network (ANN), (b) representative image cognition algorithms that implement scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT), and (c) histogram of oriented gradients (HOG).
If you're like the majority of humans on the planet, going to the dentist isn't on the top of your list of things to do for fun. But with artificial intelligence (AI) and new tech and innovative design, it might start to be a bit more intriguing. AI might not be able to do the actual brushing and flossing for you (yet), but it will certainly change your experience the next time you're sitting in the dentist's chair. From analyzing X-rays to documenting the results of your visit, artificial intelligence will be relied upon to make your dental appointment more efficient and to enhance your care. Dentem created a platform that integrates machine learning APIs, including the ability to auto-populate tooth charting.