The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded VideaHealth, the trusted dental artificial intelligence (AI) platform, a patent for its dental AI image recognition technology.
In 2018, well before dental AI was commercially viable, Florian Hillen, CEO and founder of VideaHealth, designed the technology encapsulated in Patent no. 11,553,874. VideaHealth’s patent covers dental image feature detection powered by machine learning that helps dentists detect dental diseases on images and matches those findings to patient records. Hillen’s vision and early work act as the cornerstone of dental AI today as VideaHealth’s patent, at the most basic level, is the critical concept that drives today’s dental AI technologies.
“When I was still a researcher, I saw how impactful AI was becoming for everything from customer service applications to financial market use cases and to healthcare. It was then that I realized how powerful AI insights could be in dentistry when applied to X-ray analysis,” said Florian Hillen, CEO and founder of VideaHealth. “AI-powered X-ray analysis serves as a data-driven assistant to dentists, bringing a higher level of confidence to both dentists and patients. Having my early vision recognized by the USPTO is gratifying and reminds me of how far we have come since those early days.”
Since 2018, Hillen has designed and launched VideaHealth’s commercial dental AI platform, which contains FDA-cleared medical algorithms that improve disease detection and foster stronger patient communication.
VideaHealth’s AI Today, In Action
With a mission to improve the lives of millions of patients worldwide, VideaHealth continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the dental industry. VideaHealth’s dental AI software platform, Videa Assist, delivers AI-powered X-ray analysis based on millions of data points to help dentists better identify patterns of disease and recognize areas that require further intraoral investigation.
The Benefit to Today’s Dentists
With AI adoption accelerating in dentistry, dentists can now leverage vast amounts of data to improve diagnostic abilities and treatment plan recommendations. With VideaHealth’s AI platform, there is next to no effort required from the dentist to gather these insights –they are directly integrated into the dentist’s workflow. As a result, dentists can deliver more individualized and efficient patient care effortlessly. Dentists using VideaHealth’s AI technology today are seeing increases in case acceptance rates, and patients are receiving an elevated standard of care as levels of understanding and trust are strengthened.
The company is working with industry partners like Henry Schein One and dental support organizations (DSOs) like 42 North to actively deploy its technology across the U.S. A provider of best-in-class customer support, the VideaHealth team guides change management processes to help clinicians and DSOs fully realize the benefits of diagnostic dental AI for accelerated practice growth and superior patient outcomes.
For more information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: https://image-ppubs.uspto.gov/dirsearch-public/print/downloadPdf/11553874
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