Digital Dental Labs 3: The Future Is Now

“Dentistry is going digital” is a phrase we have been reading and discussing for some time now. Like all major breakthroughs, some approached the concept with excitement and enthusiasm for all the new possibilities, while others remain skeptical. Regardless of personal opinions, the truth is that dentistry has gone digital.

Digital Dental Labs 2: The Evolution

In our survey of the Digital Dental Labs, as we promised in our previous post (Digital Dental Labs), we have drawn up a picture of how those labs complement dental practices which utilize CBCT. The Digital Dental Labs offer various services, which not only complete the picture to the dentists, but they actually allow them to take all clinical and aesthetic factors into consideration, and to minimize surgical risks.

Practice: Anatomic Assessment and Legal Issues: The New Standards of Care

The ultimate quest of all forms of imaging is to reveal the anatomic truth; that is, to portray the anatomy as it exists in nature. Thoughtful clinical application of image acquisition requires matching the uses and limitations of the available imaging choices to achieve the desired diagnostic information (imaging goal) while keeping the risks and costs to the patient as low as possible.

Digital Dental Labs

The CBCT technology arrived as fast as a TGV at the dentistry station some years ago. Many aspects of dentistry have become “Digital” with such technology- which was pretty much expected by many dentists, practitioners and professors. Some of us may agree or disagree on the benefits versus drawbacks; however, we would all agree that what we used to call 3 years ago a gizmo is becoming an everyday practice.

CBCT images: Who is reading?

The advantages that cone-beam CT (CBCT) can bring to dental diagnostics are undeniable, but the adoption of this technology by general dentists also raises some medicolegal concerns. Interpretation of the CBCT data and determining findings have always been a dicey issue in the respect of who is the most reliable to turn to.

Cone-beam CT and Root fractures: Diagnostic Reliability

The use of CBCT has developed for dental clinical diagnostic use and, due to the advantages it offers such as its relatively small size, less radiation exposure and lower cost, its use has proved to be effective in the diagnosis and planning of different orthodontic aspects.

New players in the Conebeam arena

With the beginning of the new year 2009, 3 new players joined the arena competing for a distinguished spot with speculations of decrease in the growth of the CBCT market due to economic factors.

Are more accurate representations of anatomy no more sufficient justification for the patient to pay more?

Economic recessions are hard on just about everyone, and no industry is completely recession-proof. The economy is in a bad place right now, dentists are finding recession-related gaps in their appointment books.

The Beatles' greatest gift to humanity is... CT Scans

Here’s the backstory: in the 1960s, a middle-aged engineer named Godfrey Hounsfield was working at Electrical & Musical Instrument Ltd., EMI for short, where he began as a radar researcher in 1951.

Conebeam.com is All Ears

Isn't it about to for conebeam.com to get a serious "extreme make-over"? or do you just like it the way it?
What would you like to see more of? What do you think could go for a little improvement?
We're waiting for your suggestions. Who knows, maybe you'd end up being the creator of a new conebeam.com section.
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