I’ve been using Diagnocat in my practice for the last month or so and I have to say it has really changed the way I do my dentistry. At first I was fairly skeptical about using artificial intelligence as I thought that a computer will never replace the hands-on experience and knowledge we as dentists have acquired- myself for the past 27 years. I suppose it was arrogance on my part but needless to say I was hesitant to use it. That has all changed since I started using Diagnocat and I can honestly say that in the last month I have found it to be extremely useful. What it does for me is really confirm diagnosis. It also highlights any parts that I may have missed in the treatment plan and it gives me a much more thorough examination of Digital Files including DICOM and normal X-ray downloads. The beauty of all of this is that it takes less than 5 minutes in the background while you are talking to the patient. I take a CBCT at the start of the appointment. I thereafter load it into Diagnocat and run the report. This is all done in the background as I am talking to the patient. The report is then displayed on my computer in the surgery. I run through the diagnosis and then explain the different concerns to the patient. My patients are really impressed with the technology.
The file is loaded onto a PDF which is then stored in the patients records digitally. There’s no paperwork required, it can be emailed or shared with another practitioner within the practice and without. It really is a useful tool that I personally see being the industry standard in the next 3-5 years as we all move into the digital era and we all try to be more efficient and better clinicians, better diagnosticians and overall offer our patients a much more efficient and effective treatment plan. I can highly recommend this software and personally I think every dentist should be using Diagnocat.