In the past two decades, the world has made great progress in technology and affected many aspects of human life. Dental health also benefits from technological advances. Intelligent toothbrush, virtual reality, laser technology and 3D printing have fundamentally changed the face of the dental field.
The next big topic of dentistry is the application of artificial intelligence in diagnosis and treatment.
Application of artificial intelligence in dentistry
Artificial intelligence is widely used in dentistry. For example, it is used for voice commands, such as dexvoice.
Dexvoice, created by simplifeye and dexis, is the dentist’s “Alexa.”. Dexvoice can extract X-rays, patient records and charts. The dexvoice solution creates a “hands-free” approach and ultimately speeds up the work of dentists because technicians or assistants don’t have to constantly try to find documents, X-rays and charts on their computers. It also makes the work area cleaner and safer because there is no need to put on or take off gloves to use the computer.
Anyone who has been treated by a dentist knows how painful the process can be. If artificial intelligence can help the treatment become faster and less painful, it will promote the development of artificial intelligence in the field of dentistry.
Interpretation of X-ray film
Interpreting X-rays and planning treatment correctly are some of the most important skills that dentists must master. Still, it’s one of the most difficult skills to master because many images are not visible to the naked eye. At present, artificial intelligence is helping to detect dental caries.
Parallel dots, an AI company, has launched a cloud based AI application to detect cavities on dental X-rays. They named the new clinical device odontology. AI, which contains thousands of X-ray images as data sets.
After training, artificial intelligence algorithm can recognize patterns from a large number of data. In addition, industry 4.0 technology and blockchain ensure the timeliness and effectiveness of these data for all system participants.
Artificial intelligence can better identify cavities by analyzing the density of tooth data
It takes a lot of experience to interpret X-rays and 3D images correctly, and AI assistants make it easier because millions of images have already been evaluated. After training thousands of X-ray images, the artificial intelligence algorithm has achieved high accuracy in predicting dental caries.
AI also brings us an intelligent assistant – chair filling program developed by mmgfusion – which can help optimize dental practice plan by contacting patients to coordinate unfinished treatment.
On the one hand, it can quickly find out which types of patients need to go to the dentist when, on the other hand, it is used to contact and coordinate these patients.
Is artificial intelligence an ally of dental care
Although these advances in dental care offer a considerable prospect for future development in this field, some experts in this field, such as members of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of India SunaliS.Khanna Doctor and PritaA.Dhaimade Dr. Wang pointed out that there are still many shortcomings and challenges to overcome in these developments. For example, initial investment costs are high.
Artificial intelligence can recognize tooth decay better than human
Jaroslav BL á ha reports that compared with artificial intelligence, a group of dentists found only about 50% of the cases of dental caries on X-rays. He also proved that artificial intelligence can find correction marks on X-rays better than humans.
In some cases, the performance of artificial intelligence system has surpassed that of human. Even if the quality of artificial intelligence is not very good, its working speed has been greatly improved today. By saving time and reducing related costs, artificial intelligence system will play an increasingly important role in future dentistry.
Artificial intelligence assisted dentistry
In addition to acquiring knowledge of related diseases, we should also focus on using artificial intelligence system to support dental decision-making. The goal should be to train the next generation of dentists to learn the basic knowledge of how decision support systems work, so that they can understand their decisions and, if medically instructed, make objections.
Looking to the future
The application of artificial intelligence in dentistry is likely to introduce personalized diagnosis solutions more quickly. It will improve communication between doctors and patients and allow accurate analysis of patient tests.
Artificial intelligence platform provides a more suitable choice for diagnosing patients. Although the existing CAD is manually performed by the operator according to the instructions of the orthodontist, and may involve human errors, the analysis based on artificial intelligence will have a precise setting, a precise diagnosis and prognosis before and after treatment.
Personally, I hope that with the emergence of artificial intelligence in the field of dental health, going to the dentist will relieve pain and stress in some ways. Going to the dentist can have a lasting psychological impact on many patients, children and adults.
However, it is also expected to think about the positive results that artificial intelligence and dental science may bring to dental care in the future.
Although artificial intelligence system is more and more deeply into people’s daily life, and brings considerable convenience and intelligence, it is undeniable that there will be some challenges at the same time.
People will care about the change of life situation, including the change brought by artificial intelligence. So in this regard, users need to know why they made the decision. Understanding the reasons for a decision not only ensures transparency, but also increases user acceptance.
Another challenge in the future is the authenticity of data. Artificial intelligence based on machine learning can get neutral results, and the output data must have no distortion.
On ethical and legal issues, especially before we can rely on powerful AI, we still have a long way to go. According to kreiser, a global agreement is necessary, but given the geopolitical situation, it seems to be a utopia.
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