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. 

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PRIDE-AI - The Application of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Dentistry Workshop 

Friday 7 October 2022, 09.00-16.00 UK time
We are delighted to host the workshop at the University of Plymouth. The workshop is supported by the Turing Network Development Awards grant and is a part of the Privacy-preserving Robotics in DEntistry (PRiDE) project - an interdisciplinary initiative between dentistry, robotics and cyber security. The workshop will include keynote speakers, consultants and representatives from the interdisciplinary fields.  
Find out more about the workshop
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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>