Between Meetings

Oscar Sum, Founder at Aidencare. The Dental AI Pioneer

May 21, 2023 Marian Danko Season 4 Episode 6
Between Meetings
Oscar Sum, Founder at Aidencare. The Dental AI Pioneer
Show Notes

On the latest episode of Between Meetings, I had the pleasure of interviewing Oscar Sum. He discussed his international background and shared his journey from being a dentist in the UK to founding a tech startup in China. Oscar delved into the challenges of dentistry and candidly shared the mistakes he made as a first-time entrepreneur.


  • Understanding science and practical application are two different skills
  • I sought a challenge and chose a different path than my peers in dentistry
  • The dental industry has been slow in adopting technological advancements
  • China faces a significant shortage in the number of dentists
  • Prototyping must be tested with the actual market rather than just a group of friends
  • It was surprising to discover how challenging people find using technology

Dr. Oscar Sum graduated from one of the world’s top dental programs at King’s College London before moving to Shanghai to work in the private sector & becoming the Dental Director of Global Healthcare China. He is a pioneer in AI dental care having gained a MSc in the field of Dental AI and creating his own company Aidencare.

Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews featuring industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. In these interviews, we delve into the latest trends and developments in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship, catching our guests between meetings in a car ride across town. Along the way, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success. Each interview is packed with valuable information and inspiration for anyone looking to make an impact in the tech and innovation world.

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