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What Netflix Can Show Healthcare Providers About Using Big Data

August 22, 2017

Netflix uses watch history data to offer customers personalized recommendations of other movies or shows they might enjoy. Crunching viewer data also guides decision making when it comes to original programming—and as the Emmy nominations show, using those algorithms has paid off.   Researchers at the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago […]

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New Code for Caries Detection

August 14, 2017

The American Dental Association (ADA) approved the procedure code D0600 for caries detection effective January 1, 2017. The nomenclature reads: “Non-ionizing diagnostic procedure capable of quantifying, monitoring, and recording changes in structure of enamel, dentin and cementum”. Examination with The Canary SystemTM meets the criteria for using this procedure code. Detection methods using fluorescence or […]

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We are using Telemedicine

July 31, 2017

Tele medicine or tele dentistry is the use of technology to provide medical diagnosis or treatment from afar. That means a patient could sit in his/her living room and see the doctor through a teleconference like Skype or FaceTime. The patient never leaves the house however the doctor doesn’t need to travel either. The Doctor […]

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What Happens When Automation Comes For Highly Paid Doctors?

July 27, 2017

From Wealthy Doctor: Radiologists, who receive years of training and are some of the highest paid doctors, are among the first physicians who will have to adapt as artificial intelligence expands into health care… …there can be as many as 1,000 images for one scan. The work can be tedious, making it prone to error. The […]

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Global Oral Health Summit

July 10, 2017

Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit is a collaborative learning experience, uniting oral health professionals across all specialties and skill levels. Attendees learn new ways to tackle everyday challenges. They discover the latest industry trends and explore innovations in diagnostic techniques. Source: Global Oral Health Summit – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

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Dues Ex Machina

May 23, 2017

From Inscriptions—May 2017: A fascinating article on automation and the future of dentistry by AzDA President Rob Roda, DDS. Check out the previous article regarding 3D printed organs for a glimpse at the kind of future tech Dr. Roda is referring to…amazing! Source: Inscriptions—May 2017

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These ER Docs Invented a Real Star Trek Tricorder

May 11, 2017

From NBC News: …the tricorder was a handheld medical device that could scan a patient, read his or her vital signs, and diagnose problems in minutes. A working prototype invented by a Philadelphia-based emergency room physician Basil Harris may not look like the ones used by Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy and Commander Beverly Crusher throughout the […]

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AI Predicts Heart Attacks and Strokes More Accurately Than Standard Doctor’s Method

May 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Now, in the latest win for AI medicine, researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK created a system that scanned patients’ routine medical data and predicted which of them would have heart attacks or strokes within 10 years. When compared to the standard method of prediction, the AI system correctly predicted […]

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CSI in Dentistry can Save a Life – April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 18, 2017

Have you seen the CSI type of TV shows where the valiant crime scene detective puts on some funky goggles and then shines an eerie blue light over the scene looking for clues? What they are doing is using an alternative light source or natural fluorescence to reveal details that are hard to detect with […]

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Digital Diagnosis

April 4, 2017

What is the purpose of a radiograph? At the most basic level a radiograph is a diagnostic tool. However a radiograph does not possess any intrinsic diagnostic knowledge. It only has value because we have learned to interpret features we see on the image to mean the tissue is either healthy or there is a […]

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Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors

March 14, 2017

From Mirror Online: Making the decision on whether or not a patient has cancer usually involves trained professionals meticulously scanning tissue samples over weeks and months.But an artificial intelligence (AI) program owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may be able to do it much, much faster. Source: Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human […]

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Printed ‘lab on a chip’ costs a penny and catches disease early

February 23, 2017

From New Scientist: Each chip consists of a clear silicone chamber that houses a sample of cells for testing and a reusable electronic strip. The electronic strip can be printed onto flexible sheets of polyester using a regular inkjet printer and conductive nanoparticle ink. Users can download different designs for the strip, which let it test […]

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Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind

February 21, 2017

Research shows that software robots will soon automate 80% of repetitive tasks currently being done by people and increase productivity by freeing up humans to use their brains. Source: Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind The linked article takes a very positive approach to the coming disruptions of AI. Economists have estimated […]

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WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT?

February 13, 2017

Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants WhatImplantisThat.com is a FREE resource to the dental profession. We help you identify dental implants by merely looking at your patient’s radiographs. Source: WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT? – Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants This amounts to an online atlas of dental implants with 952 images that a dentist […]

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This is How IBM’s Watson will fight Cancer

February 6, 2017
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Artificial intelligence can now identify skin cancer as accurately as experts

February 2, 2017

From ScienceAlert: A new artificial intelligence system can spot the tell-tale signs of skin cancer just as accurately as human doctors, say researchers, and the next step is to get the tech on a smartphone, so anyone can run a self-diagnosis. Source: Artificial intelligence can now identify skin cancer as accurately as experts – ScienceAlert Next, […]

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Better than a Sharp Stick

January 31, 2017
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Which imaging system is better for diagnosing tooth cracks?

January 30, 2017

From Dr. Bicuspid: …reported overwhelming evidence that CBCT is a preferred method for detecting vertical root fractures, compared with radiography. Sensitivity of CBCT vs. radiography for teeth cracks   CBCT Radiography Graduate student 77.27% 22.73% Endodontist 81.81% 8.19% Radiologist 88.64% 11.36% Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental Social networking The linked study compared users, grad […]

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This phone has a built-in tricorder. Really.

January 26, 2017

From Mashable: Well, another Star Trek gadget is on the verge of becoming common. The tricorder — the device that Spock and Dr. McCoy would use to analyze all kinds of objects and materials on the show — is becoming a real thing. And it’s coming to smartphones. Source: This phone has a built-in tricorder. […]

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Wearable Tech May Know You’re About To Get Sick

January 19, 2017

During tests on wearable tech to discover how they could be used in health matters, professor Micheal Snyder noticed the readings showed a higher than usual heart rate, higher skin temperature, and lower blood oxygen levels. The unusual activity was striking because he felt fine. The sudden onset of a low fever convinced him to […]

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