Dentistry startup Pearl launches with 3 AI-enabled products, $11M in funding

Pearl, the dentistry-focused offshoot of Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence startup GumGum, launched on May 8 after raising $11 million in Series A funding, TechCrunch reports.

The company has already developed three products that integrate AI and computer vision into dental practices.

  • Second Opinion, which was trained on the annotations of world-renowned dentists and continues to learn from live feedback, instantly identifies dozens of common pathologies in patient X-rays.
  • Practice Intelligence is a data analytics program that provides office-specific solutions for streamlining organizational aspects such as hiring and firing, marketing and training.
  • Smart Margin uses AI to score digital models and mark the margins where tooth and restoration meet, instantly and accurately completing a process that is often tedious and error-prone when done manually.

"[Pearl] will streamline tedious, repetitive tasks, enhance profitability across dentistry, and, most importantly, it will improve the standard of care by validating diagnoses, removing large elements of uncertainty from the dental equation," Ophir Tanz, who stepped down as GumGum's CEO to lead Pearl, told TechCrunch.

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