Privacy-preserving Robotics in DEntistry

This project is an interdisciplinary initiative between dentistry, robotics and cyber security. Socially-assistive robots have been used in other settings e.g. dementia and autism with positive results in supporting patients in performing tasks or reducing anxiety. There were smaller studies done on children in dentistry demonstrating that it can help them to cope with anxiety and stress better. However, there is a number of areas of dental care especially with challenging patients that socially-assistive robots can be helpful. We are currently working with different groups to identify these areas, design and adapt the intervention and evaluate their effectiveness. We also take cyber security aspects into account, aiming at designing and providing a secure robotics system for dental care.  

Our project has access to several socially-assistive robots in the department.


We will be starting new studies in the near future. If you are a dentist or dental patient that you would like to be informed of opportunities to get involved in our project. Please visit the website again or email Dr Mona Nasser.


</p><div>Preserving Robotics In DEntistry (PRiDE)

<p>Hai-Van Dang,&nbsp;Mona Nasser and&nbsp;Hooman Samani</p></div>