Artificial Intelligence (AI) in dentistry

October 8, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in dentistry

To enhance patient outcomes, diagnosis, and treatment planning in dentistry, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used more and more.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of machines to accomplish tasks that normally require human intelligence. Although AI is not a new term, but it has become a practical tool only in the last two decades.

AI is being used in 2023 to assist dentists in developing more precise diagnoses and treatment plans, since it can be seen as a useful tool to lighten the workload of clinicians and dentists. Also, AI can learn from multiple information sources (multi-modal data) to diagnose diseases beyond the capabilities of humans, in addition to diagnosing diseases using a single information source directed at a specific disease.

Furthermore, AI algorithms can be used to spot early indications of gum disease or dental decay, enabling dentists to take action before the condition worsens. The best course of treatment for each patient can be determined by AI by taking into account their particular needs and characteristics.

Additionally, in order to find patterns and forecast outcomes, AI algorithms can examine patient data such as x-rays, CT scans, and medical histories.

The creation of virtual treatment plans is another way that AI is used in dentistry. The use of AI algorithms by dentists


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