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of CBCT in orthodontics has been a topic of much discussion
and controversy, specifically, with regard to radiation dose and public health concerns.
Ultra Low Dose CBCT technology is now more than ever a
viable and recommended option for clinicians due to the decrease in
radiation exposure to patients. Because of this, clinicians must
begin learning to use this technology and become comfortable with
the manipulation of and workflow with 3D volumes.
This course is sponsored by Planmeca.
discusses the use of radiation within the dental office. It has been projected
that the use of CBCT imaging in dental offices has doubled in the
last 20 years. With this increase in usage, radiation exposure
to the patient has also increased. The increase in radiation requires
the dental practitioner to adhere to ALADA, or As Low As Diagnostically
Acceptable. This concept states that the dental practitioner only take images
that are required to diagnose a potential problem. The Low Dose
Radiation Protocol can effectively reduce the radiation exposure to
the patient, while allowing the diagnostic image to remain the
same quality as a regular radiation dosed image.
In this presentation, Dr. Antenucci will address a
rationale and approach for optimal and routine radiographic imaging in clinical
dentistry with 3D. Both 2D imaging such as panoramic images and panoramic bite
wings, as well as 3D imaging using Ultra low Dose Conebeam technology are
incorporated to achieve optimal treatment planning for the patient best
care. Protocols in imaging have changed dramatically over the course of
this past decade with the introduction of new technologies that allow dentists
to visualize problems and structures in infinite detail while delivering less
radiation to the patient than with traditional imaging techniques. ALARA was
yesterday's standard when considering diagnostic radiation and patient health
and safety - ALADA is today's standard. Today’s advanced imaging
allows superior diagnosis at lower doses of radiation.