2 teledentistry updates to know

Here are two teledentistry updates taking place since Jan. 11: 

1. SmileDirectClub issued a statement in response to a Jan. 20 BBC News report that highlighted U.K. dental patients' negative experiences with the teledentistry company's clear aligners.

2. Teledentistry company Dentulu announced it will integrate Pearl's artificial intelligence technology into its network. Pearl's Second Opinion AI technology is the first and only FDA-cleared software that offers real-time pathology. Dentulu users can apply Second Opinion's capabilities to images uploaded and stored on Dentulu. The two companies said they expect to launch their partnership during the first quarter of 2023.

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