Annual Oral Health Section

Healthy teeth are an easy thing to take for granted, which is why it’s all the more important to take good care of them. In this section, we feature some of the best dental technologies, procedures, and services that can improve the function and appearance of your smile. Through proper upkeep and the support of professionals, you can take charge of your oral health.

This platform uses artificial intelligence to streamline dental practices.

Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a helpful tool in healthcare, including the practice of dentistry. This technology can accurately analyze X-ray images and aid dentists in diagnostic decision-making. Overjet is a leading AI-powered platform that integrates with imaging software and supports providers and patients by detecting tooth decay, calculus  (tartar), and bone loss.

How Overjet Works

This FDA-cleared platform combines the expertise of dentists and AI to drive improvements in dental practices. First, Overjet is integrated into the practice’s existing systems. It is compatible with all major imaging software and can be up and running in only a matter of days. Overjet works by analyzing dental images and providing real-time results using computer vision and natural language processing. 

dentist discussing her xray with her patient

The platform visualizes its findings as it identifies any decay and calculus and quantifies bone loss. Lastly, Overjet turns its insights into valuable data the practice can use to grow and improve. For example, Overjet can analyze past images to identify missed periodontal and restorative treatments.

What Are the Benefits?

Overjet has made it possible to extract more insights from dental images than ever before. It provides dentists with an objective second option and equips them to make data-backed diagnostic decisions. This accuracy and efficiency, in turn, produce a better patient experience. Plus, customizable configurations and platform insights on historical success can further boost practice performance.

An Expert Weighs In

“AI continues to show its usefulness in dentistry. Of course it does not diagnose for your dentist, but is a great adjunct in diagnosing decay, bone loss, and possible infection. In addition, it is an excellent patient education tool for anyone to be able to actually see beyond the black and white traditional X-ray and better understand the potential need for treatment.”

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