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In this special guest feature, Florian Hillen, founder and CEO, VideaHealth, points out that Like many other industries within the healthcare ecosystem, dentistry is beginning to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to improve patient care, lower costs, and streamline workflows and care delivery. Like many other industries within the healthcare ecosystem, dentistry is beginning to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to improve patient care, lower costs, and streamline workflows and care delivery. While the dental profession is no stranger to cutting-edge technology, AI represents such a revolutionary change that few organizations have the knowledge and skill sets to implement an effective strategy. This is particularly important when applying AI to diagnose and treat patients. Ideally, AI should exceed human-level performance in speed, efficiency and accuracy. But unlike traditional technologies that are simply powered up and put to work, AI must be trained, conditioned and trusted to perform as expected even under difficult or unusual circumstances.


Synthetic Medical Imaging: How Deepfakes Could Improve Healthcare

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Retrace, a leader in dental artificial intelligence and provider of digital infrastructure for U.S. healthcare, announces the publication, "A generative adversarial inpainting network to enhance prediction of periodontal clinical attachment level" in the August 2022 Edition of the Journal of Dentistry. This groundbreaking study for the first time demonstrates how the use of a novel Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), (U.S. Patent Numbers: US 11,217,350 B2; US 11,276,151 B2; US 11,398,013 B2), often referred to as a "Deep Fake", improves the diagnostic accuracy of AI algorithms in identifying periodontal disease. Medical and dental AI imaging algorithms are often trained on limited data sets from a limited number of providers, patients and imaging sources. As a result, when these algorithms are used in a general production environment, the algorithms struggle to achieve the same level of accuracy as the environment they were trained in. "Over the past few years, we have seen a sharp rise in dental and medical imaging AI companies; some who have even received FDA Clearance," said Dr. Ali Sadat, Founder and CEO of Retrace.


AI IN TOOTH DECAY

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Among adults aged 20–64, 91 percent had experienced tooth decay and 27 percent had untreated tooth decay. AI-driven dental imaging software can help make sense of the data quickly and efficiently. Normally it is the decay of the outer surface of a tooth as a result of bacterial action. "proper oral hygiene practices will go a long way in the prevention of tooth decay" AI-driven dental imaging software can help make sense of the data quickly and efficiently. AI can help out by providing additional detection tools and automated depth probing.


Artificial Intelligence Takes the Guesswork Out of Dental Care

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The MIT alumni-founded Overjet uses artificial intelligence to annotate dental X-rays for dentists. MIT alumni-founded company analyzes and annotates dental X-rays to help dentists offer more comprehensive care. A hospital radiologist is often pictured as a specialist who sits in a dark room and spends hours poring over X-rays to make diagnoses. Contrast that with your dentist, who in addition to interpreting X-rays must also perform surgery, communicate with patients, manage staff, and run their business. When dentists analyze X-rays, they generally do so in bright rooms and on computers that aren't specialized for radiology, often with the patient sitting right next to them.


Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry: Past, Present, and Future

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has remarkably increased its presence and significance in a wide range of sectors, including dentistry. It can mimic the intelligence of humans to undertake complex predictions and decision-making in the healthcare sector, particularly in endodontics. The models of AI, such as convolutional neural networks and/or artificial neural networks, have shown a variety of applications in endodontics, including studying the anatomy of the root canal system, forecasting the viability of stem cells of the dental pulp, measuring working lengths, pinpointing root fractures and periapical lesions and forecasting the success of retreatment procedures. Future applications of this technology were considered in relation to scheduling, patient care, drug-drug interactions, prognostic diagnosis, and robotic endodontic surgery. In endodontics, in terms of disease detection, evaluation, and prediction, AI has demonstrated accuracy and precision. AI can aid in the advancement of endodontic diagnosis and therapy, which can enhance endodontic treatment results. However, before incorporating AI models into routine clinical operations, it is still important to further certify the cost-effectiveness, dependability, and applicability of these models.


Midway Dental Supply Designates Pearl as Preferred AI Solutions Provider

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Pearl, the leader in dental AI solutions, and Midway Dental, one of the leading dental technology and supply distributors in the United States, announced that Pearl is now Midway's preferred artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider. Pearl's Practice Intelligence AI solution is already available as part of Midway's cutting-edge product sales and distribution inventory, and the collaboration will now also include Second Opinion, the first and only FDA-cleared chairside AI software to help dentists detect numerous conditions in x-rays of dental patients 12 and older. "Our partnership with Midway ensures that forward-thinking dental practices across the U.S. have access to the most advanced AI to streamline their practice management and real-time chairside radiologic evaluations" With over 15,000 dental customers, Michigan-based Midway Dental is the fastest growing full-service dental supply company in the United States, aiming to transform the dental supply industry into something new and progressive. By selecting Pearl as its preferred AI service provider, Midway has reaffirmed its commitment to empowering dental care providers with the most advanced dental technologies for better patient communication, trust, and treatment outcomes. "We selected Pearl as our preferred AI service provider because it is the only dental AI company that can actually deliver on AI's promise for our customers," said Steve Kizy, president of Midway.


Overjet partners with Affinity Dental Management

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Overjet announced today it has partnered with Affinity Dental Management to provide its practices with Overjet's AI-powered radiograph analysis solution designed to help drive optimal patient care, clinical excellence, and practice efficiency. Overjet is the only dental AI company that is FDA-cleared for both quantifying bone level measurements to aid in the diagnosis of periodontal disease and for detecting and outlining caries (cavities) on X-rays. "As clinicians, we are trained to utilize radiographs to help us find and visualize dental disease or anomalies," said Dr. Mariz Tanious, Dental Director for Affinity Dental Management. "Overjet is a tool that adds quantification and will assist in identifying areas that may have potential dental disease." "As a company, we want to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry by implementing technology in our offices," Dr. Tanious said.


Swarm of shapeshifting microrobots can brush, rinse and floss your teeth

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Just as many people have replaced their manual toothbrush with an electric one, so too could robots usher in a new era of teeth cleaning. Scientists have created a swarm of shapeshifting microrobots that they claim can brush, rinse and floss your teeth all at the same time. In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania showed that the hands-free system could effectively automate the treatment and removal of tooth-decay-causing bacteria and dental plaque. The system could be particularly valuable for those who lack the manual dexterity to clean their teeth effectively themselves, the experts said. The building blocks of these microrobots are iron oxide nanoparticles which have both catalytic and magnetic activity.


La veille de la cybersécurité

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When you picture a hospital radiologist, you might think of a specialist who sits in a dark room and spends hours poring over X-rays to make diagnoses. Contrast that with your dentist, who in addition to interpreting X-rays must also perform surgery, manage staff, communicate with patients, and run their business. When dentists analyze X-rays, they do so in bright rooms and on computers that aren't specialized for radiology, often with the patient sitting right next to them. Is it any wonder, then, that dentists given the same X-ray might propose different treatments? "Dentists are doing a great job given all the things they have to deal with," says Wardah Inam SM '13, PhD '16.


Taking the guesswork out of dental care with artificial intelligence

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When you picture a hospital radiologist, you might think of a specialist who sits in a dark room and spends hours poring over X-rays to make diagnoses. Contrast that with your dentist, who in addition to interpreting X-rays must also perform surgery, manage staff, communicate with patients, and run their business. When dentists analyze X-rays, they do so in bright rooms and on computers that aren't specialized for radiology, often with the patient sitting right next to them. Is it any wonder, then, that dentists given the same X-ray might propose different treatments? "Dentists are doing a great job given all the things they have to deal with," says Wardah Inam SM '13, Ph.D. '16.