8th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

August 24-26, 2023 | Virtual Event

August 24-26, 2023 | Online Event
ICDO 2022

Shruthi Hegde

Shruthi Hegde, Speaker at Dental events 2022
AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, India
Title: Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Oral Cancer


Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity is the sixth most common malignancy in the world. The early diagnosis of cancer leads to better patient management. Oral cancer diagnosed in advanced stages results in morbidity and mortality. Cancers detected late are associated with increased side effects, cost of treatment and low survival rate. The use of techn ology may be beneficial for early detection. The field of AI has grown spectacularly over the past decade. The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) in oral cancer screening has enormous benefits. AI can precisely analyze a vast dataset from various imaging modalities and assist in the field of oncology. In the present review, the literature search was carried out in "PubMed" and "Scopus" databases for articles published between 2012 to 2022 with search terminology "oral cancer" and "artificial intel ligence". A manual search was done to collect additional information from reference lists of selected articles. The present paper will discuss the applications and advantages of AI in oral cancer screening, early diagnosis, disease prediction, treatment pl anning, and prognosis. The paper also focuses on AI's limitations and future scope in oral cancer research.


Dr Shruthi Hegde is presently working as Reader in the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She has been working as an active academician sin ce 12 years. She completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery from SDM Institute of Dental Sciences, Dharwad and  Master of Dental Surgery (Oral Medicine and Radiology) from KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore. She has presented multiple scientif ic papers and posters at National and International conferences, received four best paper awards, and delivered guest lectures at various continuing dental education programmes. She is the course faculty for the certificate course on “Cone Beam Computed To mography” conducted by the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ABSMIDS. Her special interest is in the field of research and publications. To her credit, she has over 85 scientific research papers in International and National Indexed Journals.