The main ambition of the AI-Dentify project is to develop, test and validate a novel Boneprox software as a service platform, which is scalable to the global market. The solution will make it easy for the dental industry worldwide to use this as a complete solution on an everyday basis for decision support in oral disease diagnostics. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases particularly oral diseases are increasing worldwide including Norway. In Norway, every year more than 75% of adults visit their dentists for annual oral health check-up. We need to develop and integrate new research based computational models with the ability to automatically analyze data to retrieve useful information to aid clinicians in accurate diagnostics and decision making. Hence, we think modern-day supervised machine learning technique(s) may offer the promise to potentially solve this important issue. In dental science, a panoramic dental X-ray image (Orthopantomogram, known as OPG) captures both maxillary and mandibular dental arches and the surrounding structures including hypoid bone. We believe that implementing artificial intelligence based algorithms can reduce the rate of diagnosing false negatives, especially effective for inexperienced dentists for decision making. Thus, the overall goal of this project is to develop deep learning classification model based on computer-assisted diagnosis system using dental X-ray images to detect oral abnormalities such as caries and periodontitis, and used as a decision making tool.
Project leader: Theodor Remman
Institution: BONEPROX AS