Everything you need to know about CBCT in dentistry

Aug. 15, 2012
Find out about the uses of cone beam computed tomography in dentistry, as well as the risks and benefits. Information is included for both dental professionals and patients.

Much has been written about cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in dentistry in recent months. The FDA has recently posted some guidelines and information for dental professionals as well as patients, including comments about risks and benefits of the technology for dental procedures.

Dr. Zackary Faber talks about the team approach to interdisciplinary treatment planning in his recent article and how CBCT fits in. In "To take the dental radiograph or not: that is the question," Rebecca Duffy, RDH, discusses the risk of radiation and how often it is appropriate to take dental radiographs. Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS, addresses the controversy about radiation in her article, "Patient dose reduction in dental imaging."