How Artificial Intelligence Works
In Dentistry

From ChatGPT to advancing clinical imaging, JADA+ resource explores
the applications and science of an emerging technology

ADA’s SCDI releases new white paper on AI in dentistry


When we think about artificial intelligence (AI), it's natural to imagine iconic characters like C-3PO from Star Wars or the lovable robot Wall-E from Pixar. These cinematic portrayals have allowed us to glimpse into a world where AI plays a central role. However, the reality is that AI has transcended the realm of science fiction and has become an integral part of our daily lives. This tech innovation is now revolutionizing the healthcare sector and is already enhancing every aspect of dentistry—from the lab to the clinic.





Featured Articles

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve Clinical Success

Glidewell Dental

Four leading experts offer their perspective about the impact of AI on digital dentistry. Glidewell experts include Sergei Azernikov, Mike Selberis,...

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Utilizing AI to Produce Better Crowns Faster

S. Azernikov, Ph.D.

Only a few years ago, artificial intelligence seemed like a futuristic — even fantastic — concept, but the truth is that AI has already taken root in...

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The Future of Dental Practice Management: Insights Beyond Human Cognition (Why AI?)

C. Smiley, D.D.S.

Augmented intelligence (AI) is commonplace in everyday life, with predictive metrics that push content and advertisements to our social media...

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Overview of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry

M. Jurkovich, D.D.S., G. Zeller, D.D.S.

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let...

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Guest Editor's Note: Navigating This Resource on AI

R. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.Sc., M.B.A.

Dentistry is currently experiencing significant changes in the management and delivery of treatment due to the extensive introduction and expansion...

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The Ethics of Augmented Intelligence in Dentistry: Making the Patient the Priority

Michael McCarthy, Nanette Elster and Erin Williams

Over the past decade, the potential of integrating Artificial Intelligence or Augmented Intelligence (AI) as a way to assist healthcare professionals...

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Panel Discussion: Exploring AI and Dental Imaging

This in-depth panel discussion addresses the emergence and application of AI in dental imaging. Panelists include Drs. Robert Faiella (moderator), Karen Panetta, Aruna Ramesh and Chris Balaban.

Slide show: How does AI assist clinicians in clinical care?

In dentistry, there are many promising clinical and business applications of AI designed to help clinicians improve dental care. This slide show illustrates a variety of AI enhancements currently available for dentists and dental care professionals.

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Artificial intelligence, authentic results

While AI continues to play a prominent role in our daily lives, it is transforming dentistry. Developments in both design software and intraoral scanning help to make same-day restorations a reality.


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Reliance on AI Chatbots Such as ChatGPT in Scientific Writing

AI-Assisted Segmentation of Dental Implants on CBCT Images

Accuracy of Federated vs Local vs Central Deep Learning Models in Tooth Segmentation on Panoramic Radiographs

Expanding the Use of AI Language Models, Such as ChatGPT, in Dental Practice

Dentistry's Digital and Connected Health Transformation

Application of AI in Dentistry

AI-Assisted Pharyngeal Airway Measurement from CBCT Data of Individuals With and Without OSA

Application of AI Deep Learning for Caries Detection

Applications of Software to Measure the Volumetric Changes of the Pulp Chamber

ADA/FDI 2021: Choosing Dental Technology That Delivers Predictable Clinical Results

AI Models for Tooth-Supported Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics



AI Application for Generating CBCT Images From MRI

CBCT and Incorporating AI

AI for Detecting Caries and Periapical Periodontitis

AI Models for Diagnosing Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease

Using AI to Determine Mandibular Third Molar and Inferior Alveolar Nerve Positional Relationship in Panoramic Radiographs

AI-Designed Single Molar Dental Prostheses

Fully Automatic AI for Tooth and Alveolar Bone Segmentation from Cone-Beam CT Images


Neural Networks and Deep Learning

A Novel Artificial Neural Network for Diagnosing Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders

3D Cephalometric Landmark Detection by Multiple Stage Deep Reinforcement Learning