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In Journal of ambient intelligence and humanized computing

** : In this study, a home dental care system consisting of an oral image acquisition device and deep learning models for maxillary and mandibular teeth images is proposed. The presented method not only classifies tooth diseases, but also determines whether a professional dental treatment (NPDT) is required. Additionally, a specially designed oral image acquisition device was developed to perform image acquisition of maxillary and mandibular teeth. Two evaluation metrics, namely, tooth disease and NPDT classifications, were examined using 610 compounded and 5251 tooth images annotated by an experienced dentist with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and another dentist with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. In the tooth disease and NPDT classifications, the proposed system showed accuracies greater than 96% and 89%, respectively. Based on these results, we believe that the proposed system will allow users to effectively manage their dental health by detecting tooth diseases by providing information on the need for dental treatment.

Supplementary Information : The online version contains supplementary material available at 10.1007/s12652-021-03366-8.

Kim Dogun, Choi Jaeho, Ahn Sangyoon, Park Eunil


Applied artificial intelligence, Computer vision, Convolutional neural network, Deep learning, Dental, Home care