Sergei Azernikov

Dental CAD/CAM Automation with Deep Learning.

Deep Learning (DL) has been successfully applied to some of the most difficult problems in computer vision, natural language processing and robotics. But we still haven't seen the full potential of this technology utilized in manufacturing. Glidewell Labs daily produce thousands of patient specific items, such as dental restorations, implants and appliances. Our goal is to make high quality restorative dentistry affordable to more patients. This goal can only be achieved with flexible highly autonomous CAD/CAM systems, which rely on artificial intelligence for real time decision making. This presentation will provide an overview of the unique challenges that are currently being solved using DL in a large-scale mass customization process.

Dr. Sergei Azernikov received his doctoral degree from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. After spending a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, he joined Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, where he worked on CAD/CAM automation of personalized hearing aid devices and orthopedic implants. To pursue his interest in orthopedics, Sergei joined ConforMIS, startup company in Boston area that is specializing in design and manufacturing of personalized knee implants. Today, Sergei is with Glidewell Dental in Sothern California, one of the largest makers of dental restorations in the world, working on automation of dental manufacturing utilizing recent advances in DL.

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