Next-generation AI preventive
dental software

Powerful AI assisted image analysis to help dentists improve patients’ oral health by identifying dental decay sooner, particularly enamel-only proximal caries.

Next-generation AI preventive dental software

Powerful AI assisted image analysis to help dentists improve patients’ oral health by identifying dental decay sooner, particularly enamel-only proximal caries.

“Poor oral health is almost entirely preventable…
yet oral health remains a significant public health problem in England”

Government Report on Oral Health, March 2021

The poor oral health identified by the Government is the issue that AssistDent® has been developed to address.

It does this by using Artificial Intelligence to aid the clinical judgement of dentists when they are looking for the presence of early-stage proximal caries by examining bitewing radiographs – not at all an easy task.

The patterns are hard to spot and are frequently missed. If identified early enough, the disease can be reversed by non-invasive means – but all too often the moment passes, the presence goes undetected and an opportunity for preventive dentistry is lost.

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AssistDent ADEPT Study

The views of Professor Hugh Devlin and Professor Keith Horner

A brief history of Manchester Imaging

Manchester Imaging is a spin-out from The Manchester of University’s School of Dentistry and Faculty of Imaging Sciences. The company was established in 2014.

These two parts of the University entered into a joint collaboration to create technology that would help preventive dentistry. In particular, their energies were focused on the development of artificial intelligence software.

AssistDent incorporates algorithms drawn
from three technologies

AssistDent, the company’s first commercial product, was launched in 2019 and is being used by community dentists to help them find early signs of tooth decay and by university dental schools to train dental students.

Today Manchester Imaging has a proven track record of designing, developing and deploying AI systems for dental image analysis. These incorporate algorithms drawn from the fields of computer vision, machine learning and neural networks.

Manchester Imaging’s expertise includes producing integrated AI and user-interface solutions that aid both dentists and dental students. Their most recent AI pipelines, now available via AssistDent, focus on the challenging task of improving the accuracy of dentists and dental students alike when analysing bitewing radiographs for early stage decay.

AssistDent software is CE marked as a medical device and the company conforms to ISO 13485 quality management standard.

Alongside angel investors, The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and The University of Manchester, the company has strong financial backing from institutional investors Mercia Asset Management and Catapult Ventures.

AssistDent is a registered trademark of Manchester Imaging Limited in Australia, Canada, European Union, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America.

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United Kingdom

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Sackville Street Building
Sackville Street
Manchester, M1 3BU
United Kingdom

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Created by HTP Digital