Partnership Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dental School

Dentistry Today


The AT Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) has teamed up with VideaHealth to bring the company’s VideaTeach artificial intelligence (AI) programming into its dental simulation clinic.

Though the technology existed prior to the partnership, ATSU-ASDOH’s researchers and educators provided feedback and collaborated with its developers prior to implementation in the school’s classrooms.

VideaTeach is an AI-powered gamified teaching tool that trains students in diagnosis and treatment planning for oral pathologies. It reads an X-ray and scans for a number of conditions. Students take the same X-ray and indicate any problems they see.

Then, students compare their answers to the AI program to find the most miniscule issues, such as open margins in crowns. The software allows students to compete against each other and against the AI program.

“We are incredibly excited to utilize a robust artificial intelligence tool in a unique, educational way to help our students learn more rapidly how to visually assess radiographs,” said Jonny Brennan, MD, DMD, MPH, associate dean of innovation and curriculum.

ATSU-ASDOH first introduced VideaTeach to the classroom during the fall 2020 semester. It initially will be used in two courses, Radiograph Interpretation Towards Identifying Dental Cares and Treatment Planning, as well as in the Clinic Radiology rotation.

“We are very excited to work together with ATSU-ASDOH and other schools across the US on driving AI forward in the dental domain and teaching a new generation of dentists how to work with the newest technologies in the market,” said Florian Hillen, CEO and founder of VideaHealth.

“ATSU-ASDOH, with its technical forward-thinking, technical setup, and its dedication towards whole person healthcare, is a perfect partner to bring dentistry to the next level,” said Hillen.

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