KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE SURVEY TO DETERMINE CONTEMPORARY USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG DENTISTS : A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED STUDY
Ranjeth Rajan KV
Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS) Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India, Email ID – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep
Associate Professor, Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS)
Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India, Mail id: email@example.com
Ranjeth Rajan- Contributed to conception, design, data acquisition and interpretation, drafted and critically revised the manuscript.
Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep – Contributed to conception, design, and critically revised the manuscript.
All authors gave final approval and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.
Conflict of interest:
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
The authors would like to thank the management of Saveetha dental college,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai for giving a platform to carry out this project.
Funding Support :
The present project is funded by Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences,Saveetha University and New Hi- Tech Organisation, Chennai, India
OBJECTIVE: Artificial Intelligence may replace cognitive human qualities such as rational thinking, learning and problem cracking. It is trying to bring about many revolutionary changes in the modern world. Artificial Intelligence is highly paving its space in the field of pathology and radiology for diagnostic purposes. It helps in data collection and also can be used to compare and come to a relative and rapid diagnosis. Hence, the aim of this cross-sectional survey was to understand the knowledge and understanding of contemporary use of Artificial intelligence among dental practitioners and students among South India.
METHODOLOGY : The survey is conducted using a standardised questionnaire. Data was collected and tabulated. The data collection software used is SPSS software version 23.The results of this study in terms of individual behavior and awareness of dental students towards use of magnification in dentistry are comparable with similar studies conducted in other countries.
RESULTS : In the current study the questionnaire was circulated on the basis of knowledge, attitude and practice. The data was collected and statistically analysed. 52% of the participants were female and 48% of the participants were male. 60% of participants were aware that virtual dental assistants which are based on AI can perform various functions and tasks with greater accuracy in the dental clinic, minimal errors, and less workforce compared to humans. Chi square value= 2.456; P value= 0.098 ( p>0.05, hence statistically significant).
CONCLUSION : The main concept and belief of Artificial Intelligence is by no means futuristic now. It’s all in the present situation. The research in the field of Artificial Intelligence is by a quantum leap. It’s almost dramatic with the invention of robots for major surgeries, tools for cancer detection and voice control for dental chairs.
KEYWORDS : Artificial intelligence; Contemporary uses; Dental practitioners; Dental students.