University of Rochester Professor Recognized for Her Research on Catching Tooth Decay

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MouthWatch, LLC recognized University of Rochester professor, Dr. Jin Xiao, as a telehealth pioneer in dentistry at its fifth annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards (“The Tellies”) held November 28, 2022, in New York City.

MouthWatch launched The Tellies in 2018 to help drive visibility for individuals and organizations positively impacting the communities they serve by successfully implementing teledentistry as part of their patient care model.

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With the help of her team, Dr. Xiao has assisted in developing a prototype of an AI-powered caries detection app and used the app to conduct research on the capabilities of AI-teledentistry integration.

Dr. Jin Xiao, Associate Professor and perinatal oral health expert at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester, accepted the 2022 Tellie in the Dentist and Specialist category both for her extensive teledentistry research and the integration of artificial intelligence into teledentistry software.

“Dr. Xiao has been a pioneer in her consideration and approach to revealing the value of teledentistry and her commitment and innovation continues to shine within the University of Rochester, which is already a pioneering institution,” said MouthWatch founder and CEO, Brant Herman.

Ms. Xiao is among the first to incorporate artificial intelligence into existing teledentistry technologies. This combination has enabled Dr. Xiao to transform the clinical examination process and create new possibilities with existing teledentistry software.

With the help of her team, Dr. Xiao has assisted in developing a prototype of an AI-powered caries detection app named AICaries.

The app lets parents take photos of their children’s teeth with their smartphone and receive an interactive risk assessment and personalized education on reducing ECC risk. This integration of artificial intelligence has redefined teledentistry’s capabilities and makes diagnosing and formulating virtual treatment plans as convenient and accessible as ever for the audiences she serves.

The 2022 Teledentistry Innovation Awards recognized innovators in the following categories:

  • Dentists and Specialists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Oral Health Programs
  • Educational Institutions
  • Dental Organizations

Additional 2022 Teledentistry Innovation Award winners included Tiffany Grant, the Fones School of Dental Hygiene, Floss and Gloss, and Apple Tree Dental.

To learn more about the 2022 Tellie Award winners, visit the Teledentistry Innovation Awards website.

About MouthWatch, LLC

Headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions and intraoral imaging devices.

The company is dedicated to finding new ways to constantly improve the dental health experience for both patients and providers.

In recent years, the company received the following significant awards and accolades: The 2020 and 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Award for TeleDent, the provider-focused, patient-friendly teledentistry platform. In 2021 and 2022, TeleDent also won Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Products, Reader’s Choice Top 25, Top Aesthetic and Restorative Products, and Top Innovative Products awards.

The MouthWatch Intraoral Camera won Dentaltown Magazine’s Dental Townie Choice Award in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

The company was also recognized as NJBIZ’s 1-50 Employees Business of the Year and Inc. Magazine’s 5000-Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Technology Innovators Media Group recognized MouthWatch founder and CEO Brant Herman as one of the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs.

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