Research published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science found that ChatGPT could have advantages if it were integrated into dental care.
The author investigated the potential impact of using the artificial intelligence (AI) generator in “the fields of public dental health schooling, writing for academic use, research in public dental health, and clinical practice.”
The study suggested that there is merit to using ChatGPT to help scholars “with the authoring of scientific research and dental studies”. The paper concluded, “If the right structures are created, ChatGPT can offer suitable responses, giving scientists greater time to concentrate on the phase of experimentation.”
Over-reliance on the chatbot does, however, pose some risks to academic study including “prejudice in the training data, undervaluing human skills, the possibility of fraud in science, as well as legal and reproducibility concerns.”
Turning to its potential use in dental practices, the article states that AI cannot “take the place of a dentist since clinical practice involves more than just making diagnoses”.
In the study’s conclusion, it reiterated that clinicians are vital for “providing individualized patient care” and “relating to clinical findings”. It added, “Even though AI can be useful in a number of ways, a dentist must ultimately make the decision because dentistry is a field that involves several disciplines.”