Research and application of artificial intelligence in dentistry from lower-middle income countries - A scoping review

Document Type

Review Article


Dental-oral, Maxillo-facial Surgery; Gastroenterology; Surgery


Artificial intelligence (AI) has been integrated into dentistry for improvement of current dental practice. While many studies have explored the utilization of AI in various fields, the potential of AI in dentistry, particularly in low-middle income countries (LMICs) remains understudied. This scoping review aimed to study the existing literature on the applications of artificial intelligence in dentistry in low-middle income countries. A comprehensive search strategy was applied utilizing three major databases: PubMed, Scopus, and EBSCO Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source. The search strategy included keywords related to AI, Dentistry, and LMICs. The initial search yielded a total of 1587, out of which 25 articles were included in this review. Our findings demonstrated that limited studies have been carried out in LMICs in terms of AI and dentistry. Most of the studies were related to Orthodontics. In addition gaps in literature were noted such as cost utility and patient experience were not mentioned in the included studies.


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Publication (Name of Journal)

BMC Oral Health