Technology has the power to improve almost every aspect of our lives, so it only makes sense to use it to improve dental health. From cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and intraoral scanners to 3D printing, Dental Depot has been at the forefront of innovative treatment options and ground-breaking diagnostics for more than 20 years to help deliver the best dental care possible to patients in and around the DFW area. Now, with the new implementation of Pearl AI solutions and Curodont’s seamless fissure sealants, Dental Depot is making it even easier for patients to receive the proactive, preventative oral care they deserve for a lifetime of good health.
Pearl — Applying Artificial Intelligence to Dental Care
The first and only FDA-cleared AI solution for dental applications, Pearl uses machine learning and computer vision to help dental professionals provide more accurate diagnoses and a more streamlined experience for better patient care. Pearl uses AI-powered image enhancement to read and analyze conventional dental imaging like radiographs, acting as a “second set of eyes” for the dentist. In just seconds, Pearl can identify things that can be hard to spot on grainy, grayscale x-rays — like decay, infection, tartar, root abscesses, cracked crowns, and more — and highlight them with clear, color-coded bounding boxes.
When used as a complement to traditional imaging, Pearl can instantly and automatically pick up on things we might miss, spotting between 36% and 39% more potential problems such as early signs of decay, inflammation, or even holes in the jawbone (periapical radiolucency). Those areas of concern are then outlined, making it easier for dentists to point out where those problems are and communicate their findings with the patient in better, more informed chairside conversations. Showing patients exactly what is happening in their mouths increases case acceptance for better outcomes. By producing enhanced visuals, objective results, and more detailed, digestible data, Pearl helps improve dentist-patient relationships while giving patients more confidence in seeking the care and treatment they need for optimal oral health.
Curodont — Exceptional Protection from a Leader in Preventive Oral Health
For decades, Curodont has been focused on one thing—helping people achieve perfect dental health—and their products are some of the best in the industry. That’s why Dental Depot is proud to offer Curaden’s fissure sealants to prevent tooth decay. Fissures are deep grooves and pits in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They can be difficult to clean with a toothbrush, making them the perfect places for cavity-causing bacteria to hide. Fissure sealants are a cost-effective, non-invasive, and virtually painless way to prevent food particles and bacteria from becoming trapped in these pits and grooves and make the teeth easier to clean.
According to the American Dental Association, fissure sealants can reduce the risk of decay in molars and premolars — particularly the 6- and 13-year molars — by up to 80%. Curodont’s clear and colorless resin-based fissure sealants are ideal for both children and adults and can be applied during a regular appointment in just a few minutes. Sealants serve as a durable physical barrier against bacteria and cavities and can last for years before needing replacement, helping reduce the chances you’ll need a filling in the future.
Dental Depot: Embracing Technology Today for Better Oral Health Tomorrow
Pearl’s AI technology and sealants from Curodont are just part of Dental Depot’s commitment to educating patients and providing comprehensive care. We believe that the future of dentistry lies in the possibilities of technology to deliver more effective, accurate, and efficient treatment, and we are constantly seeking ways to use technology to elevate our standard of care. That’s because the more information you have about your dental health, the better decisions you can make.