16 updates on the dental AI industry so far in 2024

From new artificial intelligence programs to record breaking investments, here are 16 of the biggest headlines and updates from the dental AI sector that Becker's reported on in the first half of 2024:

1. Dental AI company Pearl launched an insurance eligibility and benefits verification tool. 

2. Heygent Dental AI rolled out Heygent Conversational Dental AI Receptionist, a patient communication software.

3. Overjet introduced Overjet for Educators, which will allow students to gain experience using dental AI technology utilized by dentists across the U.S.

4. Viva AI, a dental artificial intelligence company, received an investment from a leader in the dental industry to continue its growth.

5. A study showed positive results among students using chatbots to answer certain clinical questions at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry.

6. EClinicalWorks introduced Sunoh.ai, a listening AI technology, for dental practices to increase speed and efficiency of clinical documentation and improve patient care.

7. Overjet launched the latest development of its Insurance Intelligence Platform.

8. Pearl received a strategic investment from Dental Innovation Alliance.

9. VideaHealth and Henry Schein One expanded their partnership to bring AI to the dental education market.

10. Cincinnati-based Cordental Group partnered with Overjet to provide dental AI to its network of affiliated practices.

11. Dental benefits administrator Liberty Dental Plans launched a care management platform powered by generative AI.

12. Overjet launched Overjet for Kids, an AI program for pediatric dentists.

13. Overjet raised $53.2 million in a series C round of fundraising, the largest ever investment in the dental AI industry.

14. New data from VideaHealth shows the company's new AI algorithm offers an 80% improvement in pediatric caries identification. 

15. Peerlogic, a dental AI company, raised $5.65 million during a Series Seed equity fundraising round.

16. VideaHealth received FDA clearance for Videa Dental Assist.

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