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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