LED Dental announced it is partnering with KELLS, an AI-powered company providing accessible oral services for early detection and prevention of disease. The partnership will provide LED Dental’s VELscope customers the opportunity to utilize KELLS advanced technology to analyze oral abnormalities to provide greater direction for patient care.
Early detection and appropriate clinical management of oral abnormalities by dental professionals is critical because of the risk of oral cancer. The 5-year relative survival rate for oral cancer in the US is less than 40% when diagnosed in late stages but over 86% if diagnosed when it is still localized in the mouth. Unfortunately, only 28% of oral cancer is discovered while it is still localized. The combination of the innovative VELscope direct visualization fluorescence technology and photo documentation with KELLS AI technology provides a significant opportunity to improve the detection and diagnostic process.
With thousands of images available from VELscope users, teaching institutions, and clinical researchers, LED Dental and KELLS are well-positioned to utilize KELLS AI technology to build powerful and sophisticated AI-powered image and data analysis algorithms. The images are associated with a variety of oral abnormalities and can train these proprietary AI-powered algorithms with the goal of providing additional guidance for clinicians in assessing the potential risk of the abnormalities and deciding on next steps in clinical management.
“With an increase in AI utilization throughout the medical industry, our goal is to provide clinicians with greater confidence in their assessment of risk and treatment planning,” said Wayne Rees, CEO of LED Dental. “Soon, VELscope users will be able to experience a new level of confidence, gratification, and enhanced patient care with the use of KELLS AI technology.”
“KELLS is committed to bringing better oral and overall health to everyone by making early detection and prevention universally accessible,” said Dr. Jie Feng, co-founder and CEO of KELLS. “With this partnership, we believe we can empower dental professionals to improve patient care and ultimately save lives.”
LED Dental has been a leader in enhanced oral assessment and continues to expand its offerings to provide greater value to its customers and ultimately to their patients.
To learn more about the potential of VELscope customers accessing the power of artificial intelligence, please visit www.getkells.com.
About LED Dental
LED Dental Inc. is the leader in adjunctive screening technology and their VELscope enhanced oral assessment system has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an innovative device that addresses global health concerns. Since the introduction of the original VELscope® system in 2006, over 50 million VELscope® exams have been performed by more than 20,000 dental professionals in 23 countries.
VELscope® is intended to be used by a dentist or health-care provider as an adjunct to traditional oral examination by incandescent light to enhance the visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities that may not be apparent or visible to the unassisted eye. VELscope is further intended to be used by an oral surgeon to help identify diseased tissue around a clinically apparent lesion and thus aid in determining the appropriate margin for surgical excision.
LED Dental Inc. is committed to enhancing the oral screening process, increasing detection, and savings lives. In this quest, LED Dental focuses on providing expert support, industry leading training and technology for dental practices, groups, DSOs and partners.
For more information, please visit www.velscope.com.
KELLS is a market leader in mobile diagnostics and prevention for oral health.
At KELLS, we are obsessed with improving oral health for everyone powered by transformative technology. It starts with identifying problems early in the mouth. KELLS uniquely brings teledentistry and its proprietary AI together in an on-demand oral screening service that increases patient awareness of oral health while coordinating and empowering them to take preventative actions or seek treatments.
KELLS is working with healthcare providers, payors and organizations to make dental care more efficient, accurate and accessible.
For more information, visit getkells.com.