RPD design is riddled with controversy and subjectivity,
which is primarily why many practitioners shy away from RPD treatment and many
students and teachers dislike it.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved greatly in the past decade and
is poised to solve many of the issues facing humanity in the present day, and
RPD design is no exception.
In this lecture, we will demonstrate how Artificial Intelligence can be used to assist and standardize the RPD design process for the benefit of the prosthodontic student, practitioner, and patient.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Explain the definition of Artificial Intelligence, its history, and its applications in daily life, medicine, and dentistry.
- Relate how AI can help standardize RPD design using algorithms that represent the most prominent RPD design philosophies.
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the use of AI.