Las Vegas, NV April 30, 2010. – 3MPlants Inc. is pleased to announce that Phase 1 Clinical Trial of its virtual diagnosing and artificial intelligence system has been completed. The trial was conducted at a private dental office affiliated with iDentalfy’s provider network in Las Vegas, NV.
Patients with a defined range of chief dental complaints were issued personal “Denta-Cams” which allowed them to capture detailed images of their dental conditions. Subsequently they upload their images in iDentalfy’s ‘Member’s Forum’ with a narrative of the associated concerns to open the discussion for virtual diagnosing and treatment options. Based on the patient’s dental images and a series of clinical questions, our network dentists recommended treatment options to be verified by their personal dentist of choice. The second phase of the Clinical Trial consisted of in-office examinations by an independent dentist who had not previously viewed the patient’s intra oral images nor had discussions about their dental conditions in the member’s forum. The recommended diagnosis considered most likely by iDentalfy’s virtual dental panel agreed with the dentist’s intra office diagnosis in 91 percent of the cases. In 8 percent of the cases, the diagnoses were unable to be identified through iDentalfy’s virtual communication platform.
“We have achieved more than we had hoped for in the first and second trial and are now actively preparing for a more advanced trial to expand the patient population. This can be cared for across our provider network with an appropriate support staff and advanced delivery system,” said Brandon D’Haenens president and project leader. “The purpose of the project is to educate the public on available dental technologies,” said D’Haenens. These same technologies will break down the barriers of patient phobias in addition to creating a conduit of information flow between patients and dentists. Additionally patient’s seeking an objective second opinion on their dental treatment will have access to unbiased consultations at no charge.
“These results are very promising, and I think they lend strong support to the direction we have taken with our technology and interface designs,” said Fernando Leon, DDS., iDentalfy’s chief clinical officer. iDentalfy has called its innovative support program the “Point of Change” and the name is appropriate because it is a real change from what the industry has ever seen before.
iDentalfy.com is an early-stage, privately held company located in Las Vegas, NV. For further information, contact Brandon D’Haenens, CEO, 3MPlants Inc.