Use of Technology in Dentistry

As per an article published by Becoming Human: Artificial Intelligence Magazine, artificial intelligence is playing a big role in modern dentistry by letting care providers offer perfectly reliable and quick treatments. “AI plays a key role in this new dynamic. It gives professionals reliable, in-depth information, helping them to ultimately provide better, quicker service to those in need.”

The scope of AI in dentistry, as much as in any other field of health care, is vast. Although dentists have not been completely replaced with a bunch of robots doing you a surgery, AI has helped enormously in scanning radiology, suggesting surgical solutions, and even analyzing big data!

Time and energy efficiency are the major blessings that artificial intelligence has brought with it to the field of dentistry. To find out how AI can help you get an oral treatment like never before, make sure to read the following sections of the article.

Providing Appropriate Surgical Suggestions:

Dentists often find it difficult to choose from a range of options available for conducting a particular surgery. For example, titanium and zirconia implants pose dilemmas to the dentist, who struggles to figure out which would suit the patient best. Sometimes, the same is the case when it comes to choosing between endosteal and periosteal implant surgery.

To fill this gap, big data analytics have made a huge impact, to the relief of dental care service providers. Using a vast set of data, these algorithms are designed to compare reference cases with specific features, to similar cases in the past. Measuring the frequency of the solution used in each of those cases, it recommends an appropriate solution to the problem.

These algorithms are also designed to interpret reference pictures and analyze them as per big data. Not only does this ensure reliability, but also quick solutions to complex problems. One of the main ways in which this has helped dentists, is by saving their time in choosing between dentures and implants for case-specific situations.

Virtual Assistants 

The concept of big data in the field of dentistry is not new. However, the concept of virtual assistants is!  You may ask, “What is a virtual assistant and what is its role in dentistry?” Let us answer that for you!

What is a Virtual Assistant? 

 Big data is referred to as the large sets of data relating to a specific subject. These sets of data do not analyze by themselves to identify an underlying problem or disease. Manual analysis is required, depending upon the problem raised by a medical situation. This is where artificial intelligence steps in.

Virtual assistants work on the basis of specific algorithms that relate information on specific symptoms, to those that have been recorded in the past. Following that, it calculates the frequencies of objective pieces of information, such as the disease diagnosed in each of the relevant records, and retrieves a suggestion based on that.

What is the Role of a Virtual Assistant in Dentistry? 

The process is almost instantaneous! Furthermore, the concrete and flawless analysis make for a reliable diagnosis as well. These are the suggestions that doctors consider while diagnosing a patient.

For example, if it is being difficult to diagnose a patient with an underlying disease, and the virtual assistant suggests the underlying cause to be minor pulp infection, that is what the dentist would look to diagnose.

To know more about how they work and what they do to transform dentistry, read about a popular virtual assistant, named ‘D Assistant.’

Unmatched Quickness in Radiology Scanning 

 Interpreting radiology scans is one of the major challenges for dental care providers. It is time-consuming, and requires careful attention to even the most minute details. This often calls for errors.

However, AI offers the opportunity to boost this process and work as a catalyst in interpreting and analyzing the scans. Through digital images, AI can even process large quantities of data simultaneously.

Thus, not only does this provide reliable decision making, but it also comes with time efficiency as a boon.

As per Dr. Marc Cooper, a lot of aspects of dentistry would improve over time, with the help of artificial intelligence. “Clinical outcomes will greatly improve. Costs will be significantly reduced. Patient satisfaction will directly improve. Access will improve. These same improvements will also be true for dentistry as AI increases its presence in the dental practice.” This is how AI has been transforming the field of dentistry.

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