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Patent granted for the development of artificial intelligence technology for precisely measuring anatomical features and quantifying illness on dental X-rays.
Fremont, CA: The first image that comes to mind when people hear the phrase "medical imaging" is a radiograph, or perhaps an X-ray, though more widely known. While radiographs are now the oldest and most commonly used medical imaging technique, there's far more to this fascinating and forward-thinking field of science today.
Overjet, a leader in dental artificial intelligence solutions for DSOs and insurance providers, has received a U.S. Patent for its invention of groundbreaking AI technology to assess anatomical landmarks and evaluate disease on dental X-rays accurately. Overjet's invention enables automated measurements, allowing for a variety of applications such as:
• Identifying implant type and determining implant angulations
• Determining distortion due to angulations of dental X-rays
• Measuring root canal length during endodontic procedures and bone level measurements for periodontal procedures
• Verification of insurance medical needs using quantitative review guidelines
Before the advent of Overjet, no program could reliably calculate distances in dental X-rays without using calibration objects during image acquisition. Overjet's innovative AI technology eliminates the requirement for external calibration objects. Instead, Overjet's software can recognize anatomical features — individual teeth, restorations, implants, CEJ, bone levels, and many other physical attributes — employing deep learning, allowing dental professionals to conduct accurate calibrated assessments and establish an image's pixel-to-millimeter ratios.
"Enhancing clinical decision-making to improve oral health is cornerstone to everything we do at Overjet," said Dr. Wardah Inam, Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder of Overjet. "We strive to deliver the best possible results for providers, payors, and patients through continued innovations in dental AI. We are incredibly proud of the U.S. Patent Office's recognition of Overjet's leadership in pioneering transformational dental technologies that advance patient care."
"This patent will not only assist Overjet in serving our payor and provider customers better, but is a win for the entire dental industry," said Dr. Terri Dolan, Chief Dental Officer of Overjet. "It gives Overjet a strong foundation in the development of innovative technologies for improving oral health."
This patented technique aided Overjet in receiving FDA approval for Overjet Dental Assist. It also grants Overjet the exclusive right to market this technology to its clients.