While computer vision is evolving we still have some obstacles to overcome. When it comes to an object detection algorithm based on the data that you input in the training, you can train a machine to detect objects in a sandbox environment. Where the input that the computer can read is always the same. Out of that controlled environment the computer might fail to be precise or work as intended.
While computer vision is modeled after the human’s ability to see and differentiate objects, it has its flaws. Our vision and perception is still far greater that what the current generation of machines are able to understand and analyze. It has multiple layers of predictions, detection and a much larger knowledge that can expand in specific cases (medical imaging).
That is why here at Dentem, with Dx Vision we are modeling a multi layered prediction and detection computer vision for dental images. That will allow the technology to evolve and grow and work as intended outside of a sandbox environment.
To further simplify it if we as researchers build a multi layered prediction and detection models. We can make a computer understand much more deeply and precisely what it is looking at and have better analytical outcome.
In our simple testing we trained a model to predict the dental image category simplified for testing:
The results as bellow:
1st image: 99.9% accurate that it is a panoramic (bigger dataset)
2nd image: 98.8% accurate that it is a bitewing
3rd image: 90.8% accurate that it is not a dental radiograph.
After the category is determined than the computer goes ahead and runs the specific trained models to detect objects within that category.
Now imagine for a second. A multi layered prediction and detection system that is within a hospital (or in the cloud). This gives a knowledge graph to a machine to detect a diversified array of medical images from chest x-rays, to CT scans and run different models regarding the images to try and assist the doctor to analyse the image spending far less time and with just one press of a button.
The system determines the kind of image that it has to analyse -> Specifies a category -> runs the specific model based on category -> gives our the result.
This will become a reality very soon when the future imaging machines will have a build it knowledge graph or they will be connected to a cloud service that will deliver the data and get back the results so it makes the process far less time consuming.
This is why at Dentem we packed Dx Vision into an API that will enable all third parties to send images to predict, detect and analyse and return the results seamlessly into the system. An infrastructure with multi layered models trained after specific set of rules.
The testing of this API has begun and already a couple of companies from different industries are testing and willing to test the APi and include it later into their infrastructure to improve their processes.
Bonus: Now Dx vision model run inside a web browser via tfjs or inside a mobile application that is not connected to the internet. Those models are simplified and might produce less accurate results. But looking at the speed of change we believe that the future will revolutionize the way we approach healthcare and dental healthcare.
For more updates on Dx Vision and Dental Imaging with Machine Learning stay with us.
More updates coming soon.
2. No shows are over. With automated text messages and emails Dentem will take care of your patients. No-shows will drop considerably and you will have happier patients. Dentem will send text messages for all patients before every appointment and will notify them for periodic checkups.
3. Work from anywhere. With cloud computing all you need is to have an internet connection. Dentem offers iOS and Android apps, so you can access your information anytime, anywhere. This will increase the productivity in the clinic.
4. Automatic software updates The beauty of the cloud is that servers are off-premise. We take care of them and roll out regular software updates — no added fees for the updates.
5. Pay as you go. You simply pay as much as you need from the software. You will be stress free from the IT problems. You will only have to take care of your practice and if you will need to expand is as easy as 1,2,3.
6. Improved productivity. When your staff can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together, and do it faster. Cloud-based workflow help them make updates in real time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.
7. DX-Vision. This is a product created by Dentem and is evolving to bring the future in dental software. Dx-Vision is a service that will be a second opinion to look out for problems in your patients Dental X-ray. Dentem stores all digital X-Rays and anytime you will see fit you can scan it with DX-Vision. The new version will be much
8. Access to superior technology. Dentem is one of the fastest evolving software out there. Your work will feel like a walk in the park. You don’t need hours of training to get the handle of it. We speak to many of the dentists that work with Dentem to get the feedback and create only features that matter. You will not bother with many features that you will never use.
9. Flexibility. Dentem services are ideal for dental practices that are growing and have volume. The level of agility can give practices using cloud computing a real advantage against competitors.
10. Disaster recovery. Dental practices should be investing in expensive and robust disaster recovery, but for most dental practices that lack the required cash or expertise, Dentem is often the best solution. It will save a lot of money and up front investments and the recovery solutions are very easy to do.
The machine learning algorithm developed by Dentem, Corp. innovation Lab is becoming even better. The second version of the model is in its early stages of development and it has some exiting changes in it.
The most important new feature is that we are now using masks or polygons instead of bounding boxes. That will allow for greater precision and a better overall detection of the different issues.
New labels will be added in the specs of this new model as it is still under development. We will go further to analyse a lot more content from the dental X-Ray.
Another exiting feature is a self serving API that will be widely available to third parties. That will allow better access to developers and improve the dental healthcare of thousands of patients.
Stay tuned for more information.
As promised, our Dx-Vision Demo is now accessible and dentists, students or anyone can try the AI powered platform from their personal laptops.
Visit Dx-Vision and sign up to try the technology. It detects over 10 objects and is now available for panoramic x-rays. You can watch the video in this article for more insight on how it works. This particular Demo is trained with more than 600 images and 1,000,000 steps. New versions and updates will be available in the future and accessible through Dentem as an external service.
Research and Innovation are a core part of the product. Dx-Vision & D-assistant are two R&D projects Dentem is working on right now with a team of professional developers, dentists and other industry professionals, while also engaging universities and researchers in the projects. If you are interested in learning more or becoming part of the project, just contact us.
The sole purpose of Dentem is to make life easier for dental practices. Dentem was started to meet the needs of a busy practice and has evolved through feedback from hundreds of customers to tailor our offerings to better serve dental practices everywhere so they can focus on the client while we handle the logistics. The platform is always growing which is for us an ongoing process, as with everything in life, change is inevitable and we are always striving to better our offerings. Dentem tackles the main pain-points in the dental practices, creating a paperless environment and making work easy in the practice. From scheduling, to electronic dental records, to online bookings and AI powered x-rays analytics. Reports are easier and dental practices have steadily achieved an increase in ROI by implementing Dentem.
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‘Dx Vision’, the computer vision algorithm that detects problems within dental x-rays, will be soon available for free for every dental professional or student around the world.
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‘Dx Vision’ from Dentem is partnering up with Dental Universities and Researchers to help doctors and radiologists find issues faster and eliminate human errors as much as it can providing a second opinion.
The algorithm is being trained all the time and new data-sets are being added to make it better everyday. The solution will be modular and it will serve different purposes. Stay tuned to learn more about ‘Dx Vision’ and check back soon at: https://www.dentem.co/dxvision
The future will be much different that what it is now. We have seen a few revolutions throughout our lifespan. The speed of the Internet has changed the world by introducing real time connectivity. However, there is also a fundamental evolution in the way we input information. How we communicate with our devices. It started by inputting long and complex commands through a keyboard layout styled after typewriters. Then continued through GUI introduction, and then with the famous touchscreen and mobile devices together with the connectivity of the Internet revolutionized the way we use technology daily.
The future looks even brighter. Our voice is becoming more and more a mainstream input and is changing how we use our devices and how we communicate. We also have the evolution of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence layers that are built on top of all the data spread across devices and platforms. We at Dentem are contributing to the future with our research projects.
That is where we see our platform contributing to the change of how dental practices are managed and how software enables doctors and staff to achieve more while increasing effectiveness and efficiency. In 10 years from now, we will communicate with our devices primarily with our voice and in a more natural way. To the extent that technology may understand us fluently. The platform will not only analyze data but also give us second opinions on what procedures should be done and in what order so the treatment for the patient is always on point. The dental chair will not be just a chair with an Internet accessible computer or local database but rather a real virtual assistant to the provider of healthcare. It will be a central hub generating and retrieving new valuable information from a patient and directly analyzing the results from the moment a client needs a treatment. Smart delivery of care, not just a standard 6 month reminder to check up on clients but more customized care based on patients genetic data that determines if a patient either has stronger teeth or teeth that are more prone to a specific problem or periodontal problems like plaque.
To the extent that once the patient sits on the dental chair a full 3D scan is made and procedures needed are automatically suggested. Afterwards, the doctor may wear smart glasses and preview a real-time bone structure of the patients skull and teeth so they know all the details for an extraction. Also, technologies that automatically calculate where braces should be placed and how much pressure should be applied to achieve the best results according to the bone density and age of the patient. All of this may be done without even touching a keyboard or mouse.
The future might look scary for some, but bright and exiting for us here at Dentem. And, we want to help build this future.
Written by Alen Saqe.
CEO at Dentem.
Dentem is a dental platform and as a practice management software is build from feedback of many dentist that use it everyday. We bring new technologies to make dental practice life easier.
Today, we are thrilled to announce that the D-Assistant integration with Alexa Demo is out! Check out this YouTube video for the first demo!
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The vision of the company comes deep from an entrepreneurship point of view! It’s all about changing the world to make it a better place!
For more innovations stay tuned!
Oni @ Team Dentem.
We have been working hard on our research efforts to bring computer vision to every dental practice.
And so far our outcome has been great, so we decided to step it up a notch. After the last release candidate (RC) we had a small data set to build out first serviceable prediction model for dental X-rays. On our latest model we had more than 600 images and 4500 data-points. We want to show you our outcome on the latest update.
After we applied our new data set and tens of thousands of steps the results look like below.
What we can clearly see is that that the new algorithm trained with a richer data set can detect more object with a good precision. We will go further with thousands of images and tens of thousands of data points for our first version of the algorithm.
Another example below.
This is the status of Dx Vision R&D project so far. We will release this new trained model to all our users in the coming days as a service and we will open a new platform for all the dentists and dental students to play with in the near future.
Stay tuned for Dx Vision 2.0 specifications and all that is new to come.
Hint: We will include object masks in the new release :)
Until then we wish you all the best, Alen Saqe — Team Dentem.
So far we have achieved a successful journey of communicating with our devices via keyboards or lately touch input. But as time passes and technology advances the ‘big players’ are investing more into giving machines a human interface. And that is a voice enabled communication. While it is nothing new lately it implementation is accelerating at new speeds. And the machines are becoming ‘smarter’. You can now talk to smartphone, TVs and so much more electronics.
While we as a team reflected as what the future will bring in dentistry we joined the bigger players into our quest of not only enabling our users to ‘type’ or ‘tap’ into our platform. But rather talk to it. Hence achieved a hands free communication with Dentem that will serve a lot of busy dental practitioner and assistants with voice commands.
We would love to introduce you to our latest innovative project that is code named ‘D Assistant’.
While this is just a simple first step, for all the techies out there, it features Natural Language Processioning, Hot Word Detection, Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis.
While ultimately we will bring a more human interface throughout our platform, ‘D Assistant’ will be integrated with third party assistants starting with Google Assistant. To extend the reach of our platform into more mainstream devices like Google Home mini/maxi and more smart screen that are taking on the market right now.
But as always this is only the beginning, our assistant will not only hear your commands and reply back to you but we will make it real smart, like ‘AI’ smart. As it will analyse more data points within your data set and give you suggestions or will remind you to add that visit
For more innovations stay tuned!
Alen @ Team Dentem.
‘D Assistant’ — Virtual Assistant with a human interface was originally published in Becoming Human: Artificial Intelligence Magazine on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
The tools for the doctors have changed a lot and at a very fast pace leading to better and less painful treatments for all of us. From the toolkit for simple procedures to the dental chairs where we now comfortably sit while we get a shiny new smile!
While their digital platforms are hitting a wall at innovation! Moving to the cloud is not a revolution it’s just an evolution! Dentem is here to breathe new life into a digital platform of the future.
Dentem is a growing platform that is giving dental practices all the necessary tools to handle and grow their business. A very important part of the journey have been the dentists and practices that are using Dentem and giving valuable feedback.
At Dentem we are not just improving dentists life but we are affecting the lives of their patients as well for them to feel better while they go to their lovely dentists.
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