Dr Fahad Umer
Assistant Prof Operative Dentistry & Endodontics, Aga Khan University Hospital
Dr Fahad Umer serves as an Assistant Professor in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics at the Aga Khan University Hospital`s Dental Section. In addition to editorial roles for PLOS ONE and key endodontics journals, he is an active contributor to the ITU/WHO Focus Group on AI in Health, specifically on Dental Diagnostics and Digital Dentistry. His clinical research shifted towards the potential of Artificial Intelligence in dentistry, with a focus on Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) for diagnostic tasks. Recognising the scarcity of ethically-sourced dental datasets, Dr Umer is pioneering an open-source O.P.G dataset for researchers, akin to ImageNet or Microsoft CoCo. His recent advancements include the development of a U-net architecture capable of detecting dental anomalies. Dr Umer advocates for AI`s role in healthcare diagnostics and aspires to establish a centre of excellence in Artificial Intelligence at the university.