Implementing Cone Beam CT Imaging into Your Practice

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Dale A. Miles, DDS, MS, FRCD & Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Is now the time to add cone beam to your practice?  Every dental practitioner should be asking themselves this question!  Cone beam (CBCT) is no longer coming. It is HERE! Now is the time for dentists to implement this amazing technology into practice. In this video, Dale, an international expert in cone beam radiology, and Gordon, a practicing prosthodontist, share their expertise and experience to answer many of the questions for both newcomers and experienced users of cone beam. The following information is included: anatomy pertinent to understanding and using cone beam; use of cone beam in implant placement, impactions and other surgery, endodontics and other areas; ways to use cone beam without buying a device; risks and legal implications; and a comparison of devices.  Cone beam is rapidly becoming standard of care.  This practical video will help dentists and their team understand how cone beam will affect their future practice.

Table of Contents

  • Evolution of Cone Beam
  • Average Cone Beam Radiation Dose in Microsieverts
  • Various Types of Machines
  • Office Facility Changes Needed
  • Typical Costs of Machines
  • Office Computer Changes Needed to Integrate Cone Beam
  • Imaging Software - Diagnostic vs Treatment Planning
  • Field of View
  • Patient Education
  • Endodontics
  • Internal Resorption
  • A Lesion of Endodontic Origin (a "LEO")
  • Lateral Canals
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Dilacerated Roots
  • Implants
  • Implant Problems
  • Risk & Liability (Occult "Unexpected" Pathology)
  • Risk & Liability (Reporting)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists
  • Obtaining Access to Cone Beam
  • Conclusion

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