Dental intelligence can be used to make a diagnosis, assess dental health, and prevent dental injuries and problems, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.
Dentists can use dental intelligence to determine if a patient has an incontinence problem, how long the incontinent patient has been in the office, how much time their teeth are in use, and how long their teeth need brushing.
The research also can be useful to a dentist’s patient care team to help identify dental conditions that might require immediate treatment, or to make adjustments to prevent dental problems, the authors write.
In a study published online in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the researchers used dental intelligence software to identify a patient’s risk for tooth decay, incontinency, and to predict how much tooth decay the patient was likely to have.
The software could also be used for preventive care to reduce dental risk.
In addition, the software could be used in other ways to identify dental risks, the report says.
For example, dental intelligence could help dentists identify potential cavities, or a patient with a history of dental disease could use the software to learn about other potential dental problems such as cavities that may occur while the patient is in the dental office.
Dental intelligence could also assist dentists in assessing and managing dental health.
Dentin health is considered a complex and multifactorial process that involves many variables, such as dental health and disease severity, patient history, dental environment, and lifestyle.
Dental health depends on many factors that vary across individuals, including factors such as diet, physical activity, family history, and medications.
Denture researchers from the UMN School of Dentistry and the UTM College of Dentary Education are working on a dental intelligence product.
For more information, visit the Dental Intelligence website.
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