The field of dentistry is witnessing a remarkable transformation as artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are increasingly becoming part of day-to-day care. Pediatric dentists in Australia are embracing AI to enhance patient care, streamline operations, and improve overall oral health outcomes for young patients. In this article, we'll delve into the ways dentists are using AI in Australia – and take a glance at what the future may hold.

The baby boom continues! Congratulations to all our members who have added to their families since our June newsletter.

Professor Robert Anthonappa dons several hats: University Dean, Oral Health Centre Director and University Program Convenor – to name a few. Was it destiny (or perhaps the tooth fairy) that led to Robert becoming a paediatric specialist? He says it just might be!

Providing care to remote and underserved communities is the driving force being Dr Jilen Patel’s passion for paediatric dentistry. Jilen is kept busy as a senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia, as well as working as a paediatric specialist at Perth Children’s Hospital and private practice. Yet, he still finds time to work on initiatives that lead to better oral health for children in the wider community.