An AI Takeover In Dentistry
Q&M Dental plans to automate their treatments
On top of an auspicious launch of their 30th clinic recently, Q&M Dental Group also took the opportunity to announce an exciting venture into the world of artificial intelligence.
The event took place at EkoCheras Mall which featured a sharing session to provide updates about their ongoing development of AI technology in their future treatments in collaboration with International Medical University (IMU).
The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony accompanied by a lively lion dance performance.
(From left) Datuk Ong Seng Khek, President of The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Png Cheong Boon, CEO of Enterprise Singapore, Dr Ng Chin Siau, Group CEO of Q&M Dental Group, Professor Toh Chooi Gait, Pro Vice-Chancellor of International Medical University and Foo Siew Jiuan, General Manager of Q&M Dental Group during the ribbon cutting ceremony to officiate the launch.
The benefits of using AI
The AI system, which is being developed for dental treatments, aims to prevent misdiagnosis through automatic radiographic interpretation and form automated treatment plans based on current best practices.
With the AI system that is being developed in collaboration with IMU, Q&M wishes to promote ethical dentistry in the industry, and bring accessible and quality dental healthcare to everyone.
“We feel that AI tech could be used to fill in the gap in patient care as it can provide the best treatment plans for patient outcomes, and give a holistic analysis of the patient’s dental conditions and symptoms,” said Dr Ng Chin Siau, Group CEO of Q & M Dental Group.
Professor Toh Chooi Gait, Pro Vice Chancellor of the International Medical University and Dr Ng Chin Siau, Group CEO of Q & M Dental Group sharing about the future AI technology in dentistry during the tête-à-tête session.
Lack of dental health awareness
According to Dr Ng, a good majority of Malaysians tend not to care much about good oral healthcare, and that it’s “not regarded as an important part of overall well-being”.
Hence, with AI technology, Q&M aims to spread the awareness of dental care while encouraging more people to feel confident enough to get constant dental checkups for the sake of their oral health.
“This system will assist in making sound clinical decisions, evidence based practice and enhance communication with the patients. For patients, they can be assured of accurate diagnosis and best treatment options while avoiding errors based on personal judgement and bias,” said Professor Toh Chooi Gait, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Development and International) at International Medical University (IMU).
A dental education
Apart from providing excellent services to the community, Q&M is also very passionate in grooming young talents. In October 2019, Q&M announced the official opening of Q&M College of Dentistry, a private college that offers postgraduate diploma studies in clinical dentistry.
“With the setting up of Q & M Dental College, we hope to create a new generation of dentists with added expertise in advanced surgical skills. Apart from dentists in Singapore, the college could also enrol interested practitioners in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and China,” Dr Ng added.
With cutting-edge implementations already on-going, and visionary business plans to boot, only time will tell what other exciting news Q&M have in store. For more information about Q&M, log on to www.qandm.com.my.