Kyung Hee to develop 3D-integrated dental analysis platform

SEOUL, South Korea: Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital has recently signed a business agreement with Osteoid, a developer of 3D medical imaging solutions, to create South Korea’s first 3D-integrated dental analysis platform, TWEeMAC. The state-of-the-art dental platform will digitise patients’ oral health information in order to facilitate diagnosis and treatment planning.

According to a recent press release, the platform will be able to diagnose snoring, sleep apnoea, dental asymmetry and maxillofacial deformities. It will also be able to analyse hard- and soft-tissue aesthetics and maxillary arch narrowness, among others.

“Based on the big data accumulated for more than 50 years, we started with the intention of helping other hospitals establish accurate oral conditions and treatment plans for patients,” commented hospital director Prof. Hwang Eui-Hwan. “We will strive to become a dental hospital that leads dentistry’s research and treatment field through pre-emptive responses in a rapidly changing environment,” he added.

Commenting on the platform, Prof. Kim Seong-Hun, chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Kyung Hee University, stated: “We can digitise the conditions of previous patients to derive comprehensive analysis results quickly based on [artificial intelligence].” He added that the data gained from the platform will help develop optimised treatment plans for dental patients.

With this partnership, Osteoid seeks to improve the digital dental diagnostic and therapeutic market.

From left: Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital Director Prof. Hwang Eui-Hwan and Osteoid CEO Dr Calvin Hur. (Image: Korea Biomedical Review)


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