Reshaping Oral Health with AI

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

Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry

Precision, accuracy, and excellence aren’t Herculean tasks anymore; thanks to our worthy partner—AI (artificial intelligence). Until a year ago, who could’ve have imagined that software, designed to enhance manufacturing processes, would end up being the best assistant to dental practices? Today, AI in dentistry is that tech-savvy friend, who will not only help you diagnose, communicate, and treat your patients but will also support in expanding your business. 

Essentially a computer-based technology that mimics and, at times, outperforms the human brain’s functions of deep learning, adaptation, and engagement, AI software has grown to support all dental fields. From assimilating X-ray reports, comparing before and after treatment images, prepping mock surgeries, planning CAD prostheses, and keeping patient records, to statistically studying your business insights, dental AI does it all. In the domain of dental diagnostics, it has taken the role of a supportive team member, guiding clinical decisions in a multitude of areas such as oral surgery, oral radiology, prosthetics, and more. One such dental AI software tool provider is Diagnocat AI.

Diagnocat AI: Your most reliable team member is here

Diagnocat AI analyses dental 2D and 3D images, reporting each tooth, detailing all possible dental pathologies in a simple, clean and understandable format. This makes it easy for you to communicate your diagnosis and planned outcome to the patient. Diagnocat builds trust and improves patient retention.  With secure cloud storage options, it gives your business the scope to maintain patient records, manage appointments, print patient-friendly reports and communicate with fellow peers. By assembling an AI solution that is both doctor and patient-driven, Diagnocat aims to make dental appointments smooth and anxiety-free.

Understanding Radiographs using Dental AI

Radiographs are integral to dental diagnoses. Whether it be 2D intraoral x-rays, OPGs, or 3D CBCT scans, an accurate image with a detailed report can do wonders for a successful root canal treatment or a surgically complex dental implant surgery (1). 

Here is how Diagnocat can be your chairside second opinion:

  • With Diagnocat, you can now read and analyze your patient’s radiographs within minutes, without awaiting lab reports. 
  • The software highlights the areas of interest with distinct color coding, making it easier for you to explain the potential dental issues to the patient. This leaves no scope for a missed diagnosis and instills a trustworthy dentist-patient relationship.
  • Diagnocat’s radiology report leaves no scope for human error and manual workflows, saving you the added expense of hiring a radiologist.  

Dental AI in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Treatment planning forms the crux of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), and here is why you should incorporate AI in the process:

  • AI software uses algorithms and machine learning to perform highly accurate dental surgeries. 

While the AI algorithm extensively reads each slice of a CBCT scan and identifies the abnormalities, machine learning works towards constructing a surgical plan and predicting possible outcomes.

  • The software is designed to segment the entire volume of the CBCT scan into segmented STL files. 

Segmented STL files contain images of the maxilla and the mandible, as well as an individual image of each tooth. Such spot-on precision makes transplantations, ridge augmentations, bone grafting, and dental implant placements accurate.

  • Diagnocat’s dental AI software can curate a virtual surgical plan, precisely identifying the incisive and mandibular canals with ease.

Based on the above virtual surgical plan, you can design surgical guides or templates. The guides will be custom-made for each patient, providing specific instructions for incisions, pilot drills, implant placement, or bone shaping (2).

Dental AI in Prosthetics

Prosthetics and rehabilitation are the real, tangible deliverables in dentistry. They should be functionally efficient, cosmetically life-like, and organically biocompatible. AI in dentistry is by far the best way to achieve it (3). 

Here are a few ways in which Diagnocat AI has revolutionized prosthetic dentistry:

  • Diagnocat AI algorithms are adept at creating virtual prosthetic models based on the patient’s digital scans. This allows accurate communication to the patient about the missing teeth and the options for replacing them.
  • Virtual mock-ups and treatment planning will allow you and your patient a visual representation of the expected outcome.
  • Dental AI allows a digital workflow that includes machine-guided milling and 3D printing of dental crowns, bridges, and implant prostheses.
  • Diagnocat’s dental AI algorithms are designed to incorporate an interactive collaborative tool. This serves as a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment plan. You, as the clinical head, can organize interactions between the surgeons and the prosthodontists for a more comprehensive and patient-driven dental solution. 

Summary: Being an AI Dentist Today

The power of artificial intelligence empowers you as a dentist by leveraging cutting-edge technology for precise treatment plans, faster execution, automating repetitive tasks, streamlining workflows, and improving your business efficiency (4). AI today has been incorporated in all branches, with invaluable contributions to diagnostic, surgical, and prosthetic dentistry. If you are looking forward to a seamless practice, try out a free demo with us at Diagnocat. 

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