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Medtech Eyes of AI uses artificial intelligence to solve a major pain point for dentists

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Sydney medtech Eyes of AI is launching its rapid X-ray analysis this month after three years of development.

The artificial intelligence-driven dental software platform has been trained since 2019 using more than 1 million X-rays, alongside input from leading dental clinicians and research centers around the world.

Sydney-based founders Dr. Sen Le and Khoa Le built the software after recognizing that manually analyzing complex X-rays is a major pain point for dentists and orthodontists. It can take five to fifty minutes and can lead to incorrect diagnoses and missed pathologies. Eyes of AI can complete the analysis in 30 seconds.

dr. Sen Le said the software will enable dentists to provide a higher standard of care, with Eyes of AI increasing the accuracy of X-ray analysis by up to 80%.

“Dental X-rays are vital in detecting and analyzing conditions. Sometimes before the patient notices symptoms,” he said.

“Unfortunately, it is not always possible to identify problems by visually examining the X-rays and our research has shown that manual analysis alone can miss up to 54% of diseases. Eyes of AI increases patient confidence and can lower their rates, as practitioners pass on the benefits.”

The centralized system is available online, so clinicians and patients can access the results anytime, anywhere.

An additional cross-verification feature allows clinicians to verify, edit, and customize reports to meet patient needs and preferences.

dr. Le owns two dental practices in Sydney, while co-founder Khoa Le is a machine learning expert with 15 years of experience in quantitative roles at the likes of Deloitte, Treasury and Access Economics.

The platform was developed with support from the NSW government through a Minimum Viable Product Grant to test the scalability of the product and introduce the beta testers in the final phase before a national launch.

The next step is a capital increase to scale up the business.

The other founding team member Ben Bowie is a three-time startup founder with a track record of bringing early stage startups to market.

“I am incredibly proud of our first-class software, which has huge international growth potential and will be open to strategic partners and investors after launch,” he said.

“Our goal is to have a presence in 5,000 dental clinics in Australia and abroad by 2023 as the leading image analysis solution for dentists.”

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