Innovating smart dental technologies to monitor and enhance people’s health through:
- Integrated sensor technology within dental appliances
- New applications for the smart dental appliances
Lynn Fischer has over 25 years of experience as a technology executive in the telecommunications and healthcare industries. She has led multiple large-scale corporate initiatives, envisioning and implementing new technology and business approaches to support the transformation of large enterprises. Prior, Lynn was a research chemist focused on isotope geochemistry. Lynn is a managing member of Cydent.
John Palley is a technology industry veteran. He is a founder of four technology and services companies. Two of the companies were acquired by publicly traded entities while a third is in intensive, and profitable, growth mode. One of the companies realized growth from inception to $100mm in revenues in its third year of operations before its acquisition by a Fortune 10 company. John is a managing member of Cydent.
Lissa Alconcel, DDS provides patients with comprehensive care for optimum dental well-being in private practice. She has extensive experience in mobile dentistry and dental care in long-term care facilities. Her focus is transforming dentistry to better meet the needs of her patients. Dr. Alconcel also has a Master of Science in environmental and radiological health sciences with a concentration in toxicology.
Charles Fischer, DDS has been a leader in private dental practice for over 40 years. His profession recognizes him as an authority on restorative dentistry and occlusion. Dr. Fischer has taught throughout the U.S., Canada and England. He was selected to the Best Dentists of America. Dr. Fischer has a network of colleagues who focus on transforming their practices for the future of dentistry, incorporating the latest technologies, materials and procedures to provide high-quality dentistry.
Mark Shirman has over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience in the IT services and software arena. Mark is currently COO of Congruity360 LLC, an infrastructure services company providing services to the data-driven enterprise. Mark was the Founder and CEO of GlassHouse Technologies. At GlassHouse, he built the company’s leadership position in the infrastructure solutions space, as well as managing the investment community. Before starting GlassHouse, Mark was executive vice president of Corporate Development and CTO at Convergent Group, where he executed a combination of operational and marketing strategies that resulted in a successful IPO and the subsequent sale of the business to Schlumberger Corporation. Prior to Convergent Group, Mark was responsible for the worldwide eBusiness and CRM lines of business for Cambridge Technology Partners. Previously, Mark ran similar units for BSG and Alliance IT. Mark started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. after receiving his BA in economics from Brandeis University and his MBA from American University.
Dr. Serak is a neurosurgeon in Denver, Colorado, with a focus on the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Serak also has a strong interest in spinal trauma, traumatic head injury and concussion, and he treats patients at level I and level II trauma centers in Denver. Additionally, he has experience in the surgical treatment of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, as well as treatment of patients with concurrent PD and spinal issues such as spinal stenosis and spinal cord compression and injury. Throughout his career, he has been involved with research in the neurosciences, including research into neural development, genetics and epigenetics of neurons, mapping of neural pathways and clinical neurosurgical research. This research has produced a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dental appliance loss is costly and common, especially among the elderly. Lossa has significant financial impacts to families, care facilities and Medicare.
Improper use of dental appliances can have significant health impact. Noncompliance can result in systemic problems, including infections, ulcers, and untreated open wounds. Dental appliance is not well monitored.
Many people are at rish for falls and trauma, especially the elderly, and are not adquately monitored in risk situations. Nursing homes alone had an estimated 2.1 million falls per year with 10% to 25% of falls resulting in hospitalization.
Manual recording of temperature and blood oxygen level impacts timeliness and provides less freqeunt trending data. Temperature and oxygen level data can be used as key indicators for concerning health changes.
Financial cost for Long-Term Care (LTC) is increasing. Increased automation for monitoring residents can support care quality and reduce costs.
Based on a convergence of dental, medical, IOT and kinetic expertise, along with in-the-field LTC experience, Cydent is developing the removable Smart Dental Unit (SDU) and Smart Dental Base Unit (SDBU) to address the loss of dental appliances, ensure care compliance, identify temperature and oxygen level health changes, and provide fall and trauma sensing. The SDU and SDBU significantly extend the capabilities of a dental appliance beyond traditional tooth restoration.
A Smart Dental Base Unit (SDBU) is a dental case that holds a removable dental appliance. The base includes a location system disposed within the base, which can read, identify, and determine the temperature and location of a chip/sensor-embedded dental appliance. The SDBU also includes a room motion, light and temperature sensor. The SDBU can wirelessly charge a dental appliance that includes a Smart Dental Unit (SDU)
Smart Dental Unit (SDU) for dental appliance tracking and fall/trauma sensing
Smart Dental Unit With Temperature and Blood Oxygen Monitoring: