The agreement with German-based Trestle will see the two companies co-develop a set of software modules using AI and deep machine learning. 

Apteryx Imaging Inc, a subsidiary of Planet DDS, announced that it has entered into an agreement with German-based Trestle GmbH to co-develop a set of software modules using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep machine learning (DML) designed to address critically important, common diagnostic use cases in the dental imaging space. 

The collaboration is intended to reach professionals across the dental ecosystem, including device manufacturers and operators, radiologists, and other imaging specialists, medical and dental care professionals, laboratories, insurance companies, research institutes, academies, analytics providers, and patients. 

Dr David Gane, CEO of Apteryx Imaging, stated, “Apteryx is excited to contribute our dental domain management expertise, custom software development team, support, sales and marketing services along with de-identified image data to this project. The resources we provide complement Trestle’s AI, data science and project management expertise talents in the development of our go-forward AI software strategy.” 

This development initiative, which will be conducted with financial contributions from both the Government of Canada’s NRC IRAP Program and the Government of Germany’s ZIM innovation program, is currently scheduled to conclude on May 31, 2021. 

The CEO of Trestle, Thomas Gustinis, commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Apteryx and Planet DDS on a journey that promises to revolutionize dentistry. With the consolidation of dental practices mirroring health care industry trends, the need for standardization, automation and improved quality by way of reduced variability and lower costs has never been greater. Through our partnership, we are confident that our joint expertise will bring a suite of tools that will empower dental organizations to realize the future of their industry.”