Would you have a Robot do your Teeth?

Philippines
September 21, 2017 10:24pm CST
There was a news shared to me from the CGN news and it was about a robot that handles dental procedure on a patient. Guess what, it's not a dummy but a REAL live patient . They covered here eyes so she wouldn't see it. In my opinion, I would seriously get scared. It's bad enough that I'm already afraid of my dentist. Aren't they afraid that the robot might malfunctioned right in the middle of the procedure which could cause patient lives? What do you think about this? I wouldn't trust a robot to do my teeth
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• United States
22 Sep
I would just as much as some stupid dentists I have had.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Hello @TiarasOceanView okay, but I hope you don't go often to a robot specially if there's a storm.
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• Kingston, New York
22 Sep
You never know if robot in charge it has to pay For office rent,pay taxes,but supplies
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• Philippines
22 Sep
@eagletrek2 Wow, now that's a robot stealing JOBS now
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@andriaperry (50688)
• United States
22 Sep
NO, No, and no. I do not think I would do that.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
I understand you're afraid and so am. You never know what could happen if this robot went rouge while fixing your teeth @andriaperry
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@crossbones27 (19579)
• Redlands, California
22 Sep
I am not going to lie. I also would be scared, but everyone needs to be prepared. Most all of our jobs are going to be automated like this. At least definitely looks the way it is going. Not sure how they are going to keep everyone employed, but like they ever really cared about that anyway as long as upper half of the economy works.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Hello @crossbones27 Well, automation should be just part of the production not totally depend on them. You never know if you ran out of power or something. So many AI related machines has replaced man power already.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
@crossbones27 That's a huge possibility and if that happens production will stop forcing them to hire people which takes time to teach them.
@eagletrek2 (5177)
• Kingston, New York
22 Sep
I do not care if it human or robot if they do it for free I do it dentis as of right now is out of my budget insurance does not over it
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• Philippines
22 Sep
I think the robot has no interest in money @eagletrek2
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
22 Sep
I would hope there are some failsafes put in so that it would shut off rather than malfunction
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• Philippines
24 Sep
Hello @FayeHazel That's a good answer! They could program for an automated shutdown if something goes wrong with the robot. But then the damage would been done still since the patient is lying there still.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
24 Sep
@Letranknight2015 Or maybe it could be supervised by humans?
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• Philippines
22 Nov
@FayeHazel In this video, they are human dentist supervising this machine.
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@singhisback (2174)
• Jalandhar, India
22 Sep
Lol. No I'm happy with myself brushing my own teeth
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• Philippines
22 Sep
There's actually an electric tooth brush that helps with brushing your teeth @singhisback it wasn't that much effective though @singhisback
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• Jalandhar, India
22 Sep
@Letranknight2015 yeah i heard about it but i am not interested in it LOL
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• Philippines
22 Sep
@singhisback I think it's available in the stores.
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@YrNemo (12657)
23 Sep
Won't be fun if the robot malfunctions and did some incorrect extraction!
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• Philippines
23 Sep
Hello @YrNemo causing your teeth or your mouth to become disfigured with some blood coming out of it.
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@YrNemo (12657)
24 Sep
@bunnybon7 (36482)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Sep
nor would i. i am same as most everyone else. afraid of dentists
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• Philippines
24 Sep
I guess my fear develop when I found out that the one who do me didn't have any license @bunnybon7
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@bunnybon7 (36482)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Sep
@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
22 Sep
Its good to cover the eyes. Neither the patient would afraid of the robot. If the result is good there is no problem. But Monitoring the robot by a human control is good.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
I wonder what happened to that patient @shshiju I'm pretty sure she wasn't asleep then.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
22 Sep
@Letranknight2015 No sweet dreams in her sleep. Lol
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
22 Sep
Be more scared when robots handle the surgeries of our brains and heart, too scary.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Hello @ilocosboy Robots handling surgery alone is really creepy in my perception.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
22 Sep
@Letranknight2015 ywah, what if there's virus on them
• Guangdong, China
22 Sep
What will go like if the robet system goes mad....
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Hello @Behindtheguitarbar I hope you don't have to be around with your teeth on it's hand.
• Guangdong, China
22 Sep
@Letranknight2015 no, sure I don't.
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@antonbunot (9514)
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Nov
Maybe those robots handle dental services to patients with full dentures only . . Cleaning and fixing postisos while patients wait outside eating popcorn.
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• Philippines
22 Nov
Hello @antonbunot I still don't trust this thing because it's really dangerous for me.
@Tracy04 (10820)
• Malaysia
25 Sep
I prefer humans. Who knows we might came across a handsome dentist What to see for robots
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• Philippines
22 Nov
Hello @Tracy04 I still prefer humans, for robots they can make mistakes that would end up fatal to you.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
24 Sep
A person could mess up and hurt someone they were working on as well but I still would rather a live person clean my teeth then a robot.
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• Philippines
24 Sep
Hello @shaggin Well, it probably won't happen everyday. But it would be sad day for any patient to be there when the robot malunctions.
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@LeaPea2417 (20386)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Sep
No, I would not want that!
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• Philippines
23 Sep
I don't think most people would want a machine on their tooth @LeaPea2417
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
22 Sep
I wouldn't too! There could be an error in the process!
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• Philippines
24 Sep
I agree there's always a process of this machine committing an error and it would become permanent of your teeth if that happens @acelawrites
@sabtraversa (13326)
• Italy
22 Sep
I wouldn't want robots to steal jobs like this. All those dentists who studied for years, they'd be unemployed. Humans can malfunction too, but yes, robots would be a little scarier. However, if it's cheaper than "manpower", I will stick with the robot.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Hello @sabtraversa Robots are worst. Sure they can be perfect and then we get used to them. But then when they malfunctioned in the middle of procedure or surgery then our mouth pays the price. And here I am still scared of human dentist
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
22 Sep
There is no way that I would want a Robot working on my mouth. Just even the thought of it does not sound safe.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
I mean look at that patient @KrauseHome they covered her eyes and it was insane. Not sure if the patient's asleep though.
@shynu44 (4925)
22 Sep
that can be scary. I doubt if robots can easily fix errors like humans.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Well, if they are well programmed @shynu44 but I don't trust them still, you still can't be confident with machines.
• United States
22 Sep
I am not sure about this, I will pass.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
Same here and most of the people as well @CookieMonster46 who knows what it could do to your teeth.