Smart technology has made the world “smarter”, creating global communities, better communication, and opportunities for experts to consult on topics from real estate to medical research.
Technology also has brought innovation to the dental office, with new and improved treatment options for better dental care. CBCT imaging has become an integral part of the innovative dental office. 3D imaging expands choices in implant placement, endodontic treatment, orthodontic planning, surgical procedures, airway and TMJ analysis, giving dentists more confidence in the process, and patients peace-of-mind that that their dentist was armed with all of the facts possible without a surgical view.
3D imaging brings a new level of communication to doctors and patients, with the scans speaking volumes that 2D images cannot. With all of the clinical advantages of CBCT in for the dental practice, dentists recognize and pay careful attention to exposing their patients to the least amount of radiation possible. i-CAT combines technological expertise with responsible radiation dose, with a variety of options for adjusting radiation exposure. The opportunity to narrow the area of the anatomy that is exposed through collimation, and customize each scan by adjusting resolution and scan times to suit the patient and the procedure give i-CAT doctors confidence that they are doing everything possible to meet their ALARA goals.
Dr. Sean Carlson has discussed this interesting topic on his free podcasts. To make some “smart” choices on new technology, click to hear what he has to say about CBCT technology, dosimetry, and data resolution, for a better understanding of the technical basics of dental radiation exposure.
Dr. Carlson will be a featured speaker at the 5th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging coming up November 4-5, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. His talk, one of many break-out sessions specifically targeted issues that affect orthodontic and implant-focused practices, will cover the topic, “Debunking the Myths of Cone Beam Imaging: Applying the Science in the Everyday Orthodontic Practice.”
To join Dr. Carlson and other leading industry speakers at this event, click here.
Event provides 16 CE credits!