New AI solution for dental clinics in Australasia

LOS ANGELES, United States: Health regulators in New Zealand and Australia have granted marketing authorization for Second Opinion, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that assists in dental radiology. Second Opinion is the flagship product of dental technology company Pearl, which claims the tool will ensure patients in both countries receive better dental care.

Second Opinion received the European CE mark earlier this year, and in October it received clearance from the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia and the Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority of New Zealand as a tool for ‘assistance to be used in dental radiology.

Pearl refers to Second Opinion as a computer vision platform that can identify and measure a range of pathologies, existing restorations and anatomy in dental x-rays. The company explained in A press release Second Opinion applies computer x-ray vision that highlights potential areas of interest and provides dentists with a second pair of eyes when interpreting x-rays. It helps dentists “ensure that patient care decisions are made on the strongest possible basis and give dentists a new level of confidence in communicating results to patients,” the company said.

“Our Second Opinion technology allows dentists to do their jobs with more confidence, see more patients and provide a higher level of care as needed.”
– Ophir Tanz, CEO, Pearl

According to Pearl, patients will also benefit from the technology. “Patients in Australia and New Zealand will soon have the opportunity to experience AI at dental appointments and have the confidence that they are receiving the best diagnosis and treatment plan based on them. of their individual needs, ”commented Ophir Tanz, CEO and Founder of Pearl. Press release. “Our Second Opinion technology allows dentists to do their jobs with more confidence, see more patients and provide a higher level of care as needed. All of these factors stimulate growth and better outcomes for dental patients, ”added Tanz.

Second Opinion was on display at Pearl’s booth at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany in September. Tanz said at the show: “As dentists and patients find out about Second Opinion, they will understand why we have talked so much about the potential of AI to revolutionize dentistry. “

Pearl says the technology will soon be available to dentists in Australia and New Zealand, and dental clinics in both countries can sign up for early access to the software.

Regulatory approvals, Pearl said, were a sign of growing recognition of the use of AI in dentistry.

Artificial intelligence
Dental x-ray
Diagnostic
Digital dental technology

Larry A. Schroeder