Technologic innovations are enabling practitioners to treat patients with greater accuracy and efficiency and with less pain and discomfort. One such trend is digital imaging through cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). This special Compendium eBook provides two articles related to CBCT, one an overview for continuing education (CE) credit and the other a case report in which CBCT was used for postoperative assessment. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: CBCT Technology for Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: What General Practitioners Should Consider Curtis E. Jansen, DDS
This CE article focuses on CBCT as a tool that affords clinicians the ability to not only provide patients with restoratively driven implant placement but also some of the more common diagnostic tasks in dentistry. Beyond diagnosing fractures and tooth/root anomalies and assessing hard tissue before and after implant placement, the extraoral 3D technology can be used for tasks such as panoramic x-rays and bitewings. Overall, by investing in CBCT, practitioners can benefit both their patients and their dental team. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Managing a Lateral Periodontal Cyst With Bone Graft: A Computed Tomography Assessment 18 Months Postoperatively Rania Livada DDS, MS; Jacob Shiloah, DMD; K. Mark Anderson, DDS, MS; and William R. Callahan III, DDS
This second article is a case report on using CBCT for postoperative assessment in the management of a lateral periodontal cyst (LPC). In this case report, a CBCT scan was used to evaluate the healing potential of a freeze-dried bone allograft approximately 18 months postoperatively.