Pearl gets patent for AI system used in dental restoration

Los Angeles-based Pearl received a U.S. patent that covers the artificial intelligence company's core technology applied for more efficient restoration fabrication, according to a March 30 news release.

The patent "Enhanced Techniques for Determination of Dental Margins in Intraoral Scans" covers a machine learning process applied in Smart Margin and Prep Assess, the company's restoration fabrication solutions.

"The vast majority of restorations — 80 percent or more — are suboptimal to one degree or another, but 3D convolutional neural network algorithms have proved exceptionally effective in tackling the root causes," said Cambron Carter, Pearl chief technology officer and co-founder. "The technologies we're developing at Pearl serve a range of dental healthcare needs, but each aims at the same fundamental goal: Eliminating inconsistency and elevating outcomes. This patent validates our machine learning team's effort to deliver on that objective within the restorative arena."

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