Boost your DentistryIQ: Using AI to improve patient care

Aug. 14, 2020
Robert Faiella, DMD, chief dental officer at Overjet, has brought the company to a whole new level. How has the company evolved, and what does it have to offer your practice?

What can artificial intelligence do for your practice? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Overjet has made it the company’s mission to help dentists move beyond many of their normal capabilities. They work to bring analytics and deep machine learning to the analysis of dental radiographs, explains Robert Faiella, DMD, chief dental officer at Overjet, to Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz.

Most dentists’ biggest concern is that they might miss something on a radiograph. Overjet offers machine learning that “goes far beyond human cognition in being able to identify many things at scale,” Dr. Faiella said.

He and Dr. Maragliano-Muniz discuss scenarios in which AI and the technology from Overjet are particularly useful. Most dentists have found themselves in the situations that the two discuss, and that they’ve both experienced in practice.

Another use for Overjet’s technology is something dentists didn’t think much about just a few short months ago: providing diagnoses during teledentistry. How does this work, and is it right for your practice? Find out here.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]

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