From an initial gradual evolution since the days of Edward H. Angle that primarily focused on fixed appliances and appliance design, orthodontics has undergone increasingly rapid advances. Borrowing from discoveries and successes in other fields, these include the incorporation of novel materials, technologies and now increasingly the integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in image recognition, treatment decisions, 3D printing and fabrication of custom devices and appliances. Beyond AI, the next era of orthodontics will increasingly embrace biologics and omics towards precision/personalized delivery of care. Dr. Kapila will highlight both the current and upcoming rapid changes that the profession is experiencing and how orthodontists, educators, scholars and industry can be better prepared for novel approaches to data capture, integration, diagnostics, treatment decisions and care delivery.
Recall historical foundations of discoveries and their applications to patient care in orthodontics.
Describe the current cutting-edge clinically valid technologies and approaches ripe for integration into practice.
Summarize the applications of upcoming megatrends in AI and omics towards implementation of precision orthodontics.