Thursday, May 25, 2023

Oryx Dental Software Gets AI-Powered Imaging with Pearl Partnership

As many of you know, I've decided to call 2023 "The Year of AI in Dentistry".  To that end, we have been using Pearl in our office since January and we continue to be super impressed with how it performs.  Now comes word from Pearl of the chance for more offices to see what AI can do for them...

The partnership between Pearl and Oryx will bring Pearl’s industry-leading dental AI capabilities to the Oryx practice management system’s native imaging solution

Pearl, the global leader in dental AI solutions, and cloud-based dental practice management system developer, Oryx Dental Software, today announced plans to integrate Pearl’s Second Opinion® disease detection capabilities within the Oryx’s native dental imaging feature set.

“At Pearl, we are deeply committed to the advancement of the dental industry through widespread access to the clinical advantages of our AI toolset,” said Ophir Tanz, founder and CEO of Pearl. “Our partnership with Oryx will seamlessly integrate Second Opinion into the dental industry’s most complete cloud-based patient care and practice management system, bringing the benefits of AI-assisted dentistry to Oryx users nationwide.”

Pearl’s Second Opinion is the first-and-only chairside AI software with global regulatory clearances to assist dentists in the detection of numerous common conditions in bitewing, periapical and panoramic x-rays of adult teeth in patients as young as 12 years old. Through this partnership, dentists using Oryx will be able to directly access Second Opinion’s AI capabilities for reviewing intraoral images, scans, and radiographs within the native imaging utility of Oryx’s practice management software.

“Our team of experienced dental professionals designed our all-in-one cloud software to deliver an enhanced patient care and practice management experience,” said Oryx CEO, Rania Saleh. “We offer the highest quality dental imaging software available, and with the integration of Pearl’s Second Opinion AI software, our users will have access to dentistry’s most advanced pathology detection aid designed to deliver an enhanced standard of care, improved patient communication, greater clinical consistency and improved oral health outcomes.”

About Pearl

Pearl is leading the global dental AI revolution with groundbreaking computer vision solutions that elevate efficiency, accuracy, and the standard of care in dentistry. Founded in 2019 by Ophir Tanz, Pearl is backed by Craft Ventures and other leading venture capital firms. To request a demonstration, please visit

About Oryx Dental Software

Founded in 2016, Oryx is the only AI cloud-based dental practice management software created by dentists for dentists. It is an evidence-based platform that takes a systematic approach to patient care and practice management. Software features include but are not limited to: evidence-based diagnostics backed by the Kois Center, native imaging, integrated billings and e-claims, online scheduling and much more to help you run the best practice possible.

1 comment:

  1. I've worked with HelloPearl.

    Be cautious.

    Every single doctor has *hated* the software and said "I can diagnose my own patients".

    Additionally, their support team is completely incompetent. They kept trying to dump things on me--like "you need to set up an ODBC connection to Eaglesoft". Sorry--Patterson no longer allows you to do that. You need to pay Patterson to use their API Service or their Imaging API.

    Their support team then spent several days doing amateur-level stuff to try to break into Eaglesoft to bypass having to pay Patterson. They took the server down several times without warning.

    Then we upgraded Eaglesoft and it broke their tool. Again, their support team tried to dump it on IT by telling us that we had to go update their app and make changes to an ODBC connection they set up.

    Lastly, their software triggered a lot of alarms. Not only were they uploading new patient x-rays to the cloud for analysis...but they harvested every single image we ever took.

    Why are they uploading 15-year-old x-ray images that have already been diagnosed and treated? Probably so they have more data to train their AI.

    It appears (although I can't be certain because the connections were encrypted thankfully) that they also grab a copy of your entire database.

    When service was cancelled, we had no way of knowing if they were just going to keep our patient data or not...because for some reason there was no BAA signed and no record of them ever once sending us a bill.

    It looks like they used us and our patients to help train their AI in exchange for not billing us.

    Situations like this make me wonder just how many copies of my patient record are stored on 3rd-world servers with lax security just waiting for the next inevitable breach.