1PG Student, Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India
2Reader, Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India
3Professor and HOD, Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India
4Associate Dentist, Dr. Chugh Dental Clinic and Orthodontics, Patiala, India
5Tutor, Department of Pedodontics, Laxmibai Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, India
Background: Artificial intelligence can be considered development of machines doing tasks associated with human intelligence. Artificial intelligence applications in health care are still being developed, particularly in analysis of images and medical records. Future clinical practice will necessitate that dentists comprehend artificial intelligence technology and be able to adapt to change with re-defined roles.
Aim and Objective: To assess the knowledge and perception about artificial intelligence (AI) among dental practitioners in North India.
Materials and Methods: The survey comprised of 200 dental practitioners. The study was a questionnaire-based survey consisting of 23 questions. It was distributed through Google forms to all the dental practitioners from July 2022 to October 2022. It consists of two sections: part A to record all the demographic data and Part B to know about knowledge and perception towards artificial intelligence and its emerging role in dentistry. The percentage response for each question from all participants was obtained and the data collected was calculated and analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software 21.0.
Results: Out of 200, 168 dentists participated in the study. 71.9% were already aware about AI through internet and social media and 19.2% have attended various conferences and CDEs and are familiar with the artificial intelligence technology. 53.3% believed that AI can be used in diagnosis of the diseases, determining the prognosis and in treatment planning process.
Conclusion: Based on the survey results, a significant number of dentists had knowledge as well as positive attitude in the application of AI for the improvement of dental practice in India.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; Dental Practitioners; Machines; Knowledge; Perception; Technology
Navneet Kaur., et al. "Knowledge and Perception about Artificial Intelligence (AI) among Dental Practitioners in North India: A Questionnaire Study". EC Dental Science 22.7 (2023): 58-69.
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