Patients are Looking at Cone Beam, are You?

CBCT TechnologyWhen looking for a new dental practitioner a decade ago, many people “let their fingers do the walking with the Yellow Pages.” In recent years, with the growth of the Internet, the tech-generation is letting their fingers do the clicking on the keyboard through Google and other Internet search engines. Finding the name of a dentist on the Internet is relatively simple. But location alone is not the deciding factor in the choice of practitioner. Patients are encouraged to call or make an appointment and find out more about the dentist, and the types of technology at the dental office. For many procedures, such as implants, endodontics, and orthodontics, having the right technology can make a difference. In the “Consultation Room” at, patients are advised to explore if the orthodontist “is using ‘up-to-date’ technology to provide you or your child the best tools for treatment planning and diagnosis.” Cone beam technology provides the kind of information about the teeth, roots, and bone that can help the doctor to diagnose more succinctly, plan more efficiently, and have more confidence in the successful completion of the treatment plans for procedures such as implants, root canals, and tooth movement. Even better, the dentist can view details on a 3D scan that in the past could only be determined by surgery—and share the visuals with their patients. Clinicians who use i-CAT’s powerful, flexible, and fast CBCT technology, take advantage of compatibility with the latest in CAD/CAM programs (robotics and guided surgery) so that they can offer patients less invasive and more predictable treatment. Also, with i-CAT, control over image size and low dose scanning allows scan radiation dosage to be tailored to the needs of each individual patient. When patients are seeking the most comprehensive dental care for themselves and their families, 3D imaging shows that the doctor has added the extra dimension to his/her practice. Choosing an i-CAT shows that he/she has chosen to implement the best.

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