The Digital Landscape of Dentistry: Dental AI Software

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Updated: March 25, 2024
Published: August 21, 2023

Smarter Smiles with Dental AI software

Mistrust towards dentists and dental anxiety are deep-rooted emotional reactions. A lack of understanding, miscommunication, misconceptions, and past negative experiences often make patients wary of exploring a new dental office. After all, a masked maestro hovering over a recumbent you, exploring the unknown depths of your mouth with noisy, sharp metal tools, isn’t a great position to be in. Studies suggest that dentistry is the branch of medical science that is worst hit with missed radiographic diagnoses or overdiagnoses, with sky-high inconsistencies (1). This possibility should raise a red flag for any dental practitioner.

The core issue can be anything, from incompetent doctors and non-compliant patients to the need for confirmatory tools. If you’re a renowned dental practitioner feeling dissatisfied with effective patient communication, education, and treatment planning despite your years of experience and ethical dentistry, then Diagnocat AI dental software can help to enhance transparency, increase patient engagement, and devise speedy, comprehensive treatment plans. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already woven itself into our everyday existence, maneuvering through tasks once deemed intricate and sophisticated. Medicine and dentistry are no exceptions (2). Surprisingly, dentistry leads the AI revolution despite its late arrival!

Here is a quick walkthrough of how things work with dental AI software:

Dental AI is essentially a computer program that is well-trained to pick out, chart, and predict dental issues and their solutions for you (3). To break it down, it has the following features:

  • Neural networks: Dental AI utilizes complex interconnected networks of artificial synthetic neurons (similar to the human brain) to process and analyze dental data (radiographs, scans, and images).
  • Computer vision: It employs visual tools to interpret and extract meaningful information from dental images and videos.
  • Algorithms: These are nothing but a set of rules to perform specific tasks, such as image segmentation, highlighting, and data analysis.
  • Machine learning: This is the ability of computers to automatically improve and adapt their performance as a result of repeated exposure to similar data, identifying patterns, and gaining experience.
  • Predictability tools: They are used to predict and provide insights regarding treatment outcomes, decision-making, and effective visuals for patient demonstration.

Remember, dental AI companies do not intend to replace you or paralyze your clinical eye. It aims to be an adjunct—an effective sidekick to help you and your patient smile smarter. 

Price Points in Dental AI

Going by the words of business magnate Warren Buffett, “Price is what you pay; value is what you get,” artificial intelligence dentistry is priced at its worthy best. 

Price points for AI dental software vary, reflecting the value and capabilities they bring to dental practices. These software solutions provide a range of functionalities, from basic to advanced, with corresponding price tags. Understanding the cost landscape is critical for dental professionals looking to integrate AI technology into their practices.

Diagnocat AI dental software has three pricing plans:

  • 2D Practice:
    129 euros/month: Up to 500 FMX AI reports and 500 panoramic AI reports. Patient data sharing, online support, and 10 GB of cloud storage are the additional features. An affordable plan for 2D imaging practices.
  • 3D Practice (Most Popular):
    249 euros/month: Includes a 2D plan, 5 CBCT AI reports, a radiological report, DICOM to STL conversion, an STL viewer, and 100 GB of cloud storage. Best, with advanced AI features for 3D imaging practices
  • Contact Sales:
    Comprehensive option: Includes all 3D practice features plus a larger CBCT AI package, customized functionality, business intelligence, collaboration tools, API integration, and a personal account manager. The price is tailored to specific needs upon request.

Evaluate the value, support, and cost-effectiveness of the plans through a scheduled demo to make informed decisions that align with your dental practice and your budget (4).

Advanced Insights and Diagnostic Consistency with AI-powered Dental Radiology

An article published in a popular magazine once read, “Dentistry is a stunningly inexact science.” With clinical and radiographic oral examinations subjected to bias, a dental issue can often be underdiagnosed, overdiagnosed, or even missed completely (5). 

In a recent study with over a hundred dentists, the same X-ray series of a patient-led to divergent suggestions, ranging from no treatment to extensive procedures worth thousands of dollars; the absence of a universally accepted treatment plan was evident (1). AI-powered radiology reports could be a wise remedy to this disreputable problem.

Radiographs play a crucial role in dental diagnoses, aiding in successful treatments like root canals, grafting, dental implant surgeries, and surgical orthodontics. Here is how our AI assistant serves as your chairside help, offering rapid analysis of patient radiographs (6):

  • Reviews and assesses radiographs (OPG and CBCT) in anywhere between 10 seconds and 6 minutes
  • Eliminates the wait time for external reports
  • It uses colour coding to highlight areas of interest that ensure lucid and clear patient communication about potential dental issues
  • Ensures a thorough examination reducing the risk of missed diagnoses and fostering a reliable dentist-patient relationship
  • Eliminates the potential for human error and manual workflows
  • The final report simplifies detected conditions and treatment plans, offering a clear graphic summary that can be printed or emailed to the patient, allowing transparency and improving patient retention.
  • It also eliminates the need to hire additional staff, reducing overhead costs

Having said that, a top-notch hard tissue examination falls flat without a supporting periodontal evaluation. Read on to find out about the exquisite features of periodontal charting with AI.

Streamlining Periodontal Charting with Dental AI

The assessment and documentation of a patient’s periodontal health are critical to dental care. This process has been laborious and time-consuming. It requires recording and correlating each radiographic measurement and clinical finding, often causing dentist and hygienist burnout. Our dental AI software can automate various aspects of periodontal charting, improving efficiency, accuracy, and patient care for you (7).

Diagnocat AI offers real-time chairside support during periodontal procedures. Let us see how:

  • 2D (OPG) analysis: The built-in dental chart with colour-coded highlights marks the areas of periodontal complications, perio-endo and endo-perio lesions for clear interpretation.
  • For 3D CBCT scans, the software generates cross-sectional images in a 3D viewer, enabling analysis of conditions like periodontal bone lesions, furcation lesions, periapical pathologies, abfraction, attrition, peri-implantitis, dental calculus, pathological tooth migration, hypercementosis, and history of an apicoectomy.

These features are the basis for planning minimally invasive surgical procedures like grafting and periodontal pocket reduction. It can also detect improvements in pocket depths, attachment levels, bleeding indices, and other parameters over time for your patients, boosting patient satisfaction.  

Staying Ahead with Diagnocat AI

Dental AI software has the potential to change the landscape of your dental practice. It can increase patient engagement, build trust in the new practices, and offer patient retention for seasoned practitioners and well-established dental clinics. 
Embracing Diagnocat AI enables you and your staff to work faster, smarter, and more accurately, focusing on patient satisfaction and business growth simultaneously (8). The cutting-edge tech support of dental AI companies provides detailed reports with clear visual analytics, making it easy to communicate diagnoses and treatment plans with not only patients but also peers and colleagues. In addition, its unfathomable cloud storage options are perfect for tracking patient records and business insights. AI in dentistry has become essential for happier patients and the efficient operation of dental offices.

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