Artifical Intellience In Pediatric Dentistry
Introduction: Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined as ‘a field of science and engineering concerned with the computational understanding of what is commonly called intelligent behavior, and with the creation of artifacts that exhibit such behavior. The field of artificial intelligence has grown tremendously in the last decade. In the near future what this intelligence holds in pediatric dentistry is still an issue of discussion.
Aim: The aim is to throw light on the use of AI to overcome various obstacles faced in day to day practice by a pediatric dentist.
Method: A literature review was performed, using the search terms “Artificial Intelligence”, “Neural Networks”, “Clinical Decision Supporting System”, “Virtual Reality”, “Augmented reality”, “Machine learning”. Secondary literature searching was then performed.
Results: The review suggested that the use of AI can transform the field of Pediatric and preventive dentistry in many ways, but they have a number of drawbacks and challenges that are yet to be overcome.
Conclusions: AI is a tool. The choice about how it gets developed is ours. Although AI is a great aid to field of dentistry and dental education, biological systems are much more complex and AI systems can in no way replace human knowledge, skill and decision-making ability.