Q&M Dental Group said on Monday it is collaborating with IMU Education to develop an artificial intelligence system to support dental treatment decision-making in a project the companies believe to be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
“The end product will produce the most comprehensive treatment plans in the best interests of the patients and will aid the dentists in ensuring early and/or complete detection of dental problems,” Q&M said in a filing to SGX after the market close on Monday.
“Further, it can be used as an adjunct training tool which the group can leverage upon in the continuing education of its pool of more than 200 dentists,” it added.
The AI system will draw on the dental knowledge and expertise of Q&M, which has the largest collective of qualified dentists and dental specialists in private dental healthcare in Singapore,” the filing said, adding the system would also aim to improve dentists’ ability to discuss preventive measures with patients.
Q&M will own the rights to the technology, and the project will be funded via internal resources, the filing said.
The prototype is expected in the fourth quarter of this year, and Q&M is in the process of registering a patent of the system, the filing said.