MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Robotic dentistry is still in the early stages of development, but a new survey shows people are skeptical.
Of the 502 surveyed, 51 percent say they were moderately or strongly opposed to a robot dentist.
But two-thirds said they would let a robot perform a teeth cleaning or whitening.
People were more wary of invasive procedures like extractions or root canals.
“Moreover, the promise of half-price dentistry increased participants’ willingness to accept dental care from an autonomous robotic dentist,” the report said.