ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language model, capable of generating human-like text based on context and past conversations. A new study from researchers in China investigates the future applications of AI, and ChatGPT, within dentistry.
Research, published in the International Journal of Oral Science provides an insight into its potential use in dentistry.
The study authors suggest that ChatGPT has served as a valuable tool to assist medical education for more effective instruction and analysis of teacher–student interaction. Medical writing can be assisted or even accomplished by ChatGPT, which enables efficient documentation. Furthermore, language challenges in medical research or clinical processes can be alleviated by ChatGPT.
They continue to observe that AI technology has promoted clinical applications by improving patient outcomes, streamlining processes, and reducing costs. In clinical practice, AI has achieved striking success in analysing patient data.
Equipped with a cross-modal encoder, a single large language model (LLM) can manage multi-source data and conduct advanced natural language reasoning to perform complex clinical operations. This has the potential to revolutionise dental diagnosis and treatment, which indicates a promising avenue for clinical application and research in dentistry. However, the researchers caution that challenges with AI in dentistry may include data privacy, data quality, and model bias.
As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative applications of AI in clinical settings, ultimately leading to more effective healthcare services tailored to the needs of patients.