Henry Schein One, VideaHealth partner on AI-based dental tech

Henry Schein One and Internet Brands announced a partnership with VideaHealth to introduce an AI-enabled dental X-ray tool.

As a result, the Henry Schein joint venture intends to introduce the Dentrix Detect AI-powered platform. Manufactured by VideaHealth, the system integrates directly into Dentrix practice management systems. This integration with VideaHealth’s computer-assisted detection device helps oral health professionals utilize AI in dental practices.

Dentrix Detect uses AI-enabled X-ray analysis to provide real-time clinical decision support to dentists. Its full integration into Detrix allows it to work within existing workflows. This eliminates the need for dentists to import or export images to utilize the AI analysis function.

The platform automatically analyzes every image to help dentists more efficiently evaluate radiographs and other images. This allows them to offer greater transparency to patients.

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MedTech 100 roundup: Slight dip after all-time best for industry

The medtech industry’s stocks rose higher than they ever had to begin last week before eventually dropping to a slightly more normal level.

MassDevice‘s MedTech 100 index ended the week (Feb. 19) at 108.72 points, marking a -1.7% dip from the 110.63-point mark set at the end of the previous week (Feb. 12). On Monday (Feb. 15) the index hit its highest mark ever, though, rising to 110.96 points.

That mark sets an all-time best for the index, which has been on the rise for practically all of 2021 so far. It previously reached 106.81 points on Jan. 8, then 107.4 points on Jan. 20 before besting itself again with last week’s finish. The improvement has been considerably impressive given that the index had never reached even the 100-point mark before November 2020.

Medtech’s latest tally means the index has risen 17.8% from the pre-COVID-19 pandemic high of 92.32, set on Feb. 19, 2020. Additionally, the industry has very much rebounded from its lowest p…

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