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Dentists using Second Opinion gain a second set of eyes to help ensure that they've considered many common conditions that appear in their patients' radiographs.
That assurance comes from the system's ability to detect signs of various dental pathologies and other treatable conditions found in dental radiographs–including hard-to-spot issues like incipient caries or the early signs of a periapical radiolucency.
Machines are able to perform the same task over and over, without getting bored, tired, or distracted. That means that Second Opinion will deliver the same high-quality analysis every time.
And because it analyzes and instantly delivers results whenever a new radiograph is captured, dentists can count on reliable support in real-time. This instant analysis capability allows dentists to integrate Second Opinion seamlessly into their clinical workflow and benefit from dental AI support when it matters most––while patients are still in the chair.
Second Opinion was engineered to make it easier for dentists to read radiographs and communicate findings to patients.
Between its crystal clear, high-contrast user interface designed to deliver optimal X-ray viewability and its intuitive image adjustment and AI sensitivity and detection controls*, Second Opinion lets dentists to see exactly what they want, how they want––and effortlessly share their findings in a way that patients can easily understand.
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The FDA exists to keep patients safe by ensuring – through rigorous regulatory oversight – the safety and efficacy of medical devices sold in the United States. Second Opinion is the most powerful clinical AI software that the FDA has deemed safe and effective as a chairside disease detection aid for dentists.
No. Second Opinion is cleared to assist with radiologic evaluations of permanent teeth only.
No. Second Opinion is an assistive radiologic tool. It is not intended for use as a diagnostic device. All diagnostic decisions must be made by an appropriately trained and licensed dental healthcare professional.
No. Auto-charting functionality is currently in development as an add-on premium feature. Second Opinion subscribers will be notified when this feature option becomes available.
Second Opinion conforms with all patient information and data privacy regulatory requirements in territories where Second Opinion is supported.
If your version of Second Opinion includes the detection sensitivity slider functionality, the colors of the detection bounding boxes indicate the level of specificity and sensitivity of the machine learning models applied in making the highlighted detection. The colors indicate the following sensitivity/specificity parameters:
Blue/Aqua: Indicates detections made with highest-specificity/lowest-sensitivity.
Yellow/Orange: Indicates detections made with moderate-specificity/moderate-sensitivity.
Red: Indicates detections made with lowest-specificity/highest-sensitivity.
For more information, see the "How does the slider work and what does it do?" FAQ or review our user manual.
Second Opinion detects and measures a wide array of dental features, some of which are displayed to users and some of which are withheld to make it easier see the detections that are most relevant to clinical care. Here are the list of dental features that Second Opinion displays for users.
*Not available to Second Opinion users in the United States.
Second Opinion Desktop is a standalone application that displays AI detections on your radiographs. We are busily working on integrating Second Opinion into a multitude of popular PMS’s and imaging software platforms. Once the service is available for your platform you will have the opportunity to move your service over at no charge.
Please see our list of currently supported territories to find out whether Second Opinion is available where you practice.
No. Research has shown that dentists often disagree with one another regarding diagnoses. Second Opinion’s machine learning models were trained using diagnostic data provided by human dentists and radiologists. As such, Second Opinion will sometimes make detections that you don’t agree with. While Second Opinion can provide great value by highlighting areas of interest that you may have missed, you should disregard any detections that you do not feel are accurate. The software is intended to support you, but all final diagnostic decisions are yours and yours alone.
The slider (only available to users outside of the United States) enables you to adjust what detections are displayed based on how much confidence the AI has in the accuracy of its detections.
At 'High', the detections displayed are more likely to be accurate (true-positive detections), but you will see fewer detections and some conditions may not be displayed (false-negative detections). The High setting is a great way to gain maximal assurance of the validity of your findings.
At 'Low', you'll see more detections, but some may be erroneous (false-positive detections). The Low setting is great for ensuring that you haven't missed something.
The 'Med' slider setting splits the difference between 'High' and 'Low'. The Med setting is great for showing your patients the detected conditions in their X-rays.
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