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The Rationale for CBCT Images in the Dental Office
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Author(s): Dr.. Michael Moroni   (view all courses by this author)
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This course 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. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what is commonly seen with 4 Bite Wing x-rays taken with a digital sensor, as compared to what is seen diagnostically with a CBCT scan
  2. Discover pathologies that are seen with a CBCT image
  3. Examine how a smaller CBCT FOV (Field of View) can drastically reduce radiation to the patient

This course is sponsored by Planmeca.

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