ORCA Dental AI and Dentsply Sirona Announce the Expansion of Their Integration Partnership in Japan

ORCA Dental AI, the leading provider of artificial-intelligence-based digital dental solutions, and Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products, announced today the expansion of their partnership in Japan. Together, ORCA’s online software CephX and Dentsply Sirona’s imaging systems streamline the cephalometric analysis step of the orthodontic pre-treatment process.

As part of this extended partnership, all Dentsply Sirona clients in Japan purchasing a cephalometric-enabled machine will enjoy CephX’s automated cephalometric tracing and analysis service. This integration between CephX software and Sidexis, Dentsply Sirona’s imaging software, means that cephalometric X-rays taken with Dentsply Sirona’s imaging systems can be uploaded directly from Sidexis to the CephX cloud with the click of a button, for an immediate tracing.

“This is an enormous opportunity for our orthodontic users to leverage CephX’s AI technology and transform their dental practices to be more efficient and productive,” said Haque Solaiman, senior product marketing manager of Dentsply Sirona Japan. “This software integration combines ORCA’s expertise in automating digital dental workflow with Dentsply Sirona’s leading imaging systems. Our orthodontic customers will now be able to optimize their cephalometric analysis workflow while meeting their professional needs.”

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Dentsply Sirona, a well-known market-leading company, and to introduce our innovative technology to the Japanese dental market. Practitioners are spending a lot of their time on many repetitive tasks. They are analyzing, inputting, managing, and charting all the data,” said Shlomi Avigdor, co-founder and CEO of ORCA Dental AI. “At ORCA, we strive to build solutions that simplify and automate dental processes, enabling practitioners to focus their time on clinical work and patients.”

About ORCA Dental AI

ORCA Dental AI is the leading provider of dental artificial-intelligence solutions. Leveraging years of dental experience, a wealth of data, machine-learning expertise, and intellectual property, the company creates market-leading AI technologies to streamline dental treatment and diagnosis processes. ORCA’s automated and immediate solutions optimize dentists’ work by saving valuable time, presenting immediate diagnosis, identifying anatomical structures and pathologies, and providing instant analyses, all based on X-ray and CBCT data. For more information about ORCA’s solutions, visit www.orca-dental.ai.

About CephX

CephX, ORCA’s online software, enables dental practitioners around the world to automatically receive an immediate and accurate array of findings, professional reports, and important diagnoses, and to manage patient records – from any device and any location around the globe.

By uploading the X-ray or DICOM files, CephX automatically generates a dental anatomy segmentation, creates a full cephalometric tracing and analysis report, and alerts the dentist about any airway volume abnormalities.

The CephX system is cloud based and supports Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and other languages. For more information about CephX, visit www.cephx.com.

About Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide.

Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets comprehensive solution offerings, including dental and oral health products, as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world-class brands. As a Dental Solutions Company™, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality, and effective solutions to advance patient care while delivering better, safer, and faster dental solutions.

Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.

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ORCA Dental AI and Planmeca Oy Partner for New Technology

ORCA Dental AI, a provider of dental artificial-intelligence (AI) technologies for automatic diagnostics, analysis and treatment planning, and Planmeca Oy, a leading provider of dental imaging solutions, announced today a new partnership to bring artificial-intelligence products that enable instant teeth segmentation and structure identification to the market for the first time. The new partnership further extends the existing integration between the companies, allowing customers to receive automatic, AI-driven cephalometric analyses.

Following the success of ORCA’s solution for AI-driven cephalometric analysis, the company expanded its scope to additional dental fields and is focusing on building three AI engines for orthodontics, implants and diagnostics.

As part of this new partnership, ORCA’s first solution automates the important process of teeth segmentation in CBCT scans. By automatically segmenting teeth and bone in seconds, ORCA provides information about every tooth, root inclination, impacted tooth position and supernumerary. Automating the process saves more than an hour per case and enables an array of new applications.

The second solution automates dental structure identification, instantly providing identification of the mandibular panoramic curve, the maxilla curve and tracing of the nerve canal.

“Root inclination diagnosis during orthodontic treatment is just one of the many applications our technology enables, as clear aligners grow in popularity to cover more complex cases,” says Daniel Abraham, ORCA’s founder and president. “Our technology bridges the knowledge and experience gaps and enables labs and practitioners to use real root information. There are many more use cases in orthodontics and prosthodontics. We are certain that Planmeca’s decision to lead the market by once again embedding our technology in its software will enable its customers to enjoy new tools and unmatched efficiency.”

“Planmeca’s extensive tradition of introducing new technologies makes AI-powered tools a logical next step for us, as they have great potential to transform the way in which digital dentistry is performed on a day-to-day basis,” states Helianna Puhlin-Nurminen, Planmeca Vice President of Digital Imaging and Applications. “ORCA Dental AI has convinced us of their ability to be an important partner in this process and we are looking forward to integrating new automated tools into our Planmeca Romexis software platform. This will provide users of our products with valuable and immediate information on each digital orthodontic, surgical and implant planning case – making treatments more efficient, accurate and clinically feasible.”

About ORCA Dental AI

ORCA Dental AI is the leading provider of artificial intelligence and machine-learning solutions for the dental industry, generating an array of immediate and accurate reports including teeth segmentation, dental structure identification, 2D and 3D image analyses and treatment suggestions.

ORCA combines its clinical expertise with deep learning and AI technologies in order to provide ground-breaking solutions in dentistry. ORCA’s cognitive dental engine processes and analyzes 2D X-rays and CBCTs for the entire dental ecosystem, from general dentistry to specialties such as orthodontics and prosthodontics. For additional information, please visit orca-dental.ai.

About Planmeca Oy

Planmeca Oy is a global leader in many fields of healthcare technology, with products distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. Planmeca’s product range covers digital dental units, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices and comprehensive CAD/CAM and software solutions. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the field of dental equipment and the parent company of Planmeca Group. For more on Planmeca, visit www.planmeca.com.

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ORCA Dental AI Announces the Addition of Prof. Wael Att to its Advisory Board

ORCA Dental AI, the leading dental AI solutions provider, today announced the addition of Prof. Wael Att to their advisory board. Prof. Att is a widely published and internationally respected clinician, teacher and researcher and will bring his knowledge and expertise to ORCA where they will continue build upon their superior technology and solutions offering of the company.

ORCA Dental AI is dedicated to teaching computers how to automate diagnostics and annotations upon dental imagery, using deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies, and to generate an immediate array of reports, ranging from general dentistry to the specialized fields of dentistry such as Orthodontics and Prosthodontics, allowing more efficient and superior dental care.

“It’s exciting to bring someone of his caliber as part of our team,” said Shlomi Avigdor, Co-founder and CEO of ORCA Dental AI. “Prof. Att’s extensive experience in dental clinical practice in esthetic and implants as well as the implementation of cutting-edge dental digital technologies, will be instrumental in building upon our company strategy, making ORCA’s algorithms superior than ever.”

Prof. Wael Att, is a professor and chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is also a professor of prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Att is board-certified Prosthodontist from the German Society of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials and an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, International Academy of Digital Dental Medicine and others. He serves as President of the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine as well as President of the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

“I’m delighted to be joining ORCA’s advisory board at such a pivotal time in the Company’s development. I look forward to supporting ORCA’s vision of developing a cutting-edge capabilities and drive continued innovation across the entire dental industry,” said Prof. Att.

About ORCA Dental AI

ORCA is the leading provider of AI and deep learning solutions, bringing automated and accurate interpretations of the dental imagery. The company’s technology helps dental practitioners to improve office efficiency and productivity, to save time and effort and to reduce medico-legal risk.

ORCA envisions a world where it’s highly sophisticated capabilities, will immediately and seamlessly provide diagnostics, visual treatment suggestions and pathology findings. The solutions cover all types of dental imagery namely X-rays, CTs and intraoral scans.

ORCA aims to provide services to the entire dental ecosystem including Orthodontists, GPs and Prosthodontists. ORCA has partnered with the leading dental imaging manufacturers and top market players across the entire dental value chain, including Dentsply Sirona, Cefla and Planmeca. For more information about ORCA’s advanced solutions, visit http://www.orca-dental.ai.

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CephX Receives First Patent for Automated Cephalometric Analysis Using Machine Learning That Could Save Precious Time and Conform a Base Line in the Field of Orthodontics

CephX announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted CephX their first patent, which automates cephalometric tracing process and enables immediate analysis using machine learning and AI technology. The issuance of this patent is a major and considerable leap to the entire dental orthodontic industry.

Cephalometric analysis is commonly used by dentists and orthodontists to study skeletal relationships in the craniofacial complex during patients’ orthodontic pre-treatment process. Cephalometric analyses can also be used to evaluate a patient’s dentofacial proportions, and help dentists recognize abnormalities, predict future changes, and assess the success of ongoing treatment plans.

CephX’s ground-breaking solution was developed by the company and can produce full and high accuracy cephalometric analysis. It came as an answer to the orthodontic industry, as the annotation of the dozens of landmarks of interest on cephalometric radiograph images is time-consuming.

This patented technology automatically detects anatomical landmarks on a cephalometric x-ray image, incorporates this method in a real-time system and process for generating cephalometric analyses. The outcome is a full and precise cephalometric analysis within merely 3 seconds, and includes a convenient access to an online cloud-based service which may be used from any mobile or desktop device.

“Our first patent is an important step in our evolving portfolio of patented dental algorithms that are capable of changing the way dentistry will be diagnosed and executed,” said Daniel Abraham, Founder and President of CephX. “We are confident that CephX’s expanding intellectual property estate, including this newly issued patent, will make a change in the effectiveness and success associated with orthodontic treatment. This is particularly important as our vision is a world where dental diagnostics, visual treatment suggestions and pathology findings are immediately and seamlessly performed.”

“We’re excited that our hard work continues to receive validation with the granting of this latest patent, and we look forward to continuing adding new solutions that could serve dental practitioners worldwide,” Abraham added.

CephX has partnered with the leading dental imaging manufacturers and top market players across the entire dental value chain, including Dentsply Sirona, Cefla and Planmeca.

About CephX

CephX was founded in 2001, and since then has continued to invest in research & development to create a leading online platform for dental and orthodontic practitioners, providing them with solutions for Cephalometric X-Ray analyses, image archiving and patient record management. CephX’s innovative technology provides practitioners highly sophisticated, market leading cephalometric analysis within seconds, allowing them for greater efficiency, productivity and patient throughput. CephX’s solution is already used and trusted by thousands of practitioners worldwide. For additional information, visit cephx.com.

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Coast Dental Selects CephX to Provide Artificial Intelligence-Based Cephalometric Analysis

Growing DSO, Coast Dental, contracted CephX for its advanced, Artificial Intelligence-based, automated cephalometric analyses. The service, providing cephalometric analysis within seconds, was first launched in Coast Dental’s west coast offices, and will expand to all offices in the coming months.

In today’s highly competitive market, CephX’s immediate cephalometric analysis service enables offices to put braces on clients as early as the first consultation meeting, covering medico-legal requirements and measurement needed for treatment planning. CephX’s Artificial Intelligence-based service provides consistently accurate cephalometric analysis, eliminating the need for expensive training or mobilizing resources between offices.

“CephX team is excited about our new partnership with one of the largest dental providers in the U.S., Coast Dental,” said Daniel Abraham, Founder and President of CephX. “This collaboration will enable Coast Dental’s orthodontics practitioners to save time, immediately receive more accurate analyses and maintain medico-legal requirements that live up to the standard of care.”

Known for their machine learning and deep learning technologies, CephX develops unique dental algorithms that can identify the dental imagery visuals and produce exceptional cephalometric tracing and analysis in real time.

About CephX

CephX is the leading online platform for dental and orthodontic practitioners, providing them with solutions for Cephalometric X-Ray analyses, image archiving and patient record management. CephX’s innovative AlgoCeph technology provide practitioners with accurate & professional cephalometric analysis within seconds, allowing them for greater efficiency, productivity and patient throughput. Practitioners also save precious time while meeting orthodontic standards of care by managing their patients’ records in CephX cloud where they are fully secured and backed-up. The platform is compatible will any operating system and device. Users are also able to access records from anywhere, even when using their mobile devices. For more information about CephX’s solution, visit www.cephx.com.

About Coast Dental

Since 1992, patients have trusted the Coast Dental family of dentists to provide quality care in a friendly, caring environment. Their trust has made Coast Dental one of the largest dental providers in the U.S.

Coast Dental, along with its professional affiliations, has more than 180 locations in California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Texas. Its convenient locations make it easy to maintain a regular schedule of dental visits and keep the smile beautiful and healthy. For more information about Coast Dental’s clinics and services, visit www.coastdental.com.

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