Apteryx Imaging and Trestle Partner to Develop AI Dental Solutions

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Apteryx Imaging, a subsidiary of Planet DDS, will develop a set of software modules using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep machine learning to address critically important and common diagnostic use cases in dental imaging with Trestle GmbH, according to the companies.

Potential users include device manufacturers and operators, radiologists and other imaging specialists, medical and dental care professionals, laboratories, insurance companies, research institutes, academia, analytics providers, and patients alike, Apteryx Imaging said.

“Apteryx is excited to contribute our dental domain management expertise, custom software development team, support, sales, and marketing services along with de-identified image data to this project,” said Dr. David Gane, CEO of Apteryx Imaging.

“The resources we provide complement Trestle’s AI, data science, and project management expertise talents in the development of our go-forward AI software strategy,” Gane said.

This development initiative, which will be conducted with financial contributions from both the Government of Canada’s NRC IRAP Program and the Government of German’s ZIM innovation program, is scheduled to conclude on May 31, 2021.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Apteryx and Planet DDS on a journey that promises to revolutionize dentistry,” said Trestle CEO Thomas Gustinis.

“With the consolidation of dental practices mirroring healthcare industry trends, the need for standardization, automation, and improved quality by way of reduced variability and lower costs has never been greater,” said Gustinis.

“Through our partnership, we are confident that our joint expertise will bring a suite of tools that will empower dental organizations to realize the future of their industry,” Gustinis said.

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