Association for Dental Education in Europe

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Plenary Session Two Keynote and Awards

Thursday, 25th August 2022 - 18:00 to 20:30
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CEST (Madrid, Paris, Berlin)

Artificial Intelligence, present and future of smart dentistry: Prof Yolanda González Cid
Room allocation: Auditorium and Hall Mallorca
Session synopsis: 

This evenings plenary session commences with a key note presentation by Prof Yolanda González Cid from the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain who shares with us the increasing role played by artificial intelligence has in oral health education and indeed our every day lives. Prof González Cid shares with us her views on AI explaining it as a branch of computer sciences that could be a complementary asset, to assist dentists and specialists in their practices and education. The road to successful integration of AI into dentistry will necessitate training in dental and continuing education.

This session aims to demystify artificial intelligence showing how one of its sub-categories, deep neural networks, works and how they can be used in clinical applications in dentistry. In particular, Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) have shown promising ability to detect and identify anatomical structures, for detecting and diagnosis of dental caries or to aid in the clinical decision-making process, to name a few.

Following a questions and answers session delegates are invited to join us for a reception in the exhibition hall and for the presentation of the 2022 ADEE Excellence in Dental Education Awards.


| Reception and Networking kindly supported by DentsplySirona

18:00 Welcome and introduction
Prof Pal Barkvol ADEE President 
18:10 Artificial Intelligence (AI), the present and future of smart dentistry
Prof Yolanda González Cid
18:40 Question and Answer Session
18:50 Delegates proceed to Exhibition hall
18:55 Welcome drinks
19:15 ADEE 2022 Excellence in Dental Education Awards
19:40 Reception and Networking
20:30 Close

Yolanda González Cid

Vice-Rector for undergraduate management and academic policy and
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Prof Yolanda González Cid holds a degree in Computer Science from the Univ. of Deusto and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the National Distance Education University (UNED). After receiving an FPI scholarship (1993-1996) and occupying various teaching positions at both the UNED (1996-2000) and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) (2000-2010), she is currently Associate Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics (DMI) at the UIB, since January 2010.

Upon joining the UNED in 1993, she began her research stage focused on computer vision and its applications in robotics. In 2000 she joined the UIB, working since then in education and research at this University. Since 2000, she has been part of the Systems, Robotics and Vision research group ( at the UIB. Within this group she has developed her research work in the field of mobile and underwater robotics, been focused on the use of ultrasound sensors for the autonomous navigation of land and underwater robots, as well as the location of the robot and the construction of maps. Since 2016, she has focused her research on the field of deep learning, applied to image and data processing.

In 2004 she was awarded a grant financed by the European Social Fund for Researcher Training of the UIB through stays in research centres. During the duration of the fellowship, she stayed 4 months at the Active Vision Group at the University of Oxford. In June 2017 she attended the Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School at the University of Montreal. Less than 20% of the requests for assistance submitted were accepted.

She has participated and leaded various projects financed by different national and international organizations.

For years, she has actively participated in scientific dissemination and outreach activities related to her lines of research: 'Ciencia per a Tothom' at the UIB, Estalmat program (Stimulation of Mathematical Talent) of the Balearic Islands, MENTORiment-UIB, speaker at Saturdays.AI, round tables and interviews and reports in the press and audiovisual media.

Finally, in terms of academic management positions, she was the academic secretary of the PAAU at the UNED from January to October 2000, the dean of the School of Engineering at the UIB (2011-2015), Director of Research Promotion at the UIB (2015-2021). She is currently the Vice-rector of management of undergraduate degrees at the UIB.

Pål Barkvoll

Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)

Prof Pål Barkvoll is the of ADEE 2022 - 2023. Pål was Dean of the faculty of dentistry in the University of Oslo Norway 2013-2016 and 2017-2020, prior to which he was Chair, Institute of Clinical Dentistry (1999-2012). He is a board member with the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials and of the Acta Odontologica Scandinavica Society. A Professor of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine since 1995, Pål is committed to ensure the oral health workforce the we train today is ready to meet the challenges they will face.

Learning Outcomes: 

Participation in this session will:

  1. provide delegates with an understanding of the increasing role AI plays in our clinical practice and academic environments
  2. enable delegates appreciate how the various roles and approaches to AI are embedded and integrated into practice 
  3. offer delegates insight into how AI should be viewed as an enabler in our practice 

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