Advantages of Cone Beam Imaging in The Dental Office, With Dr. Dale Miles, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, Fountain Hills, AZ

by Editorial Staff

Manufacturers of cone beam 3D x-ray imaging or CBCT do a good job of teaching the staff how to use and operate equipment but most of the information the dentist is looking at comes from examining the slice data and there is some "retooling" to do for the dentist. 

Dr. Dale Miles, an oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Fountain Hills, Arizona says that because of the images the cone beam produces, there's anatomy they've never seen before in their 2D images.  Dentists need to relearn anatomy and need to find the resources to help them.  These resources can include anatomy apps that are available for download, textbooks and courses.  Dr. Miles says that some manufacturers will provide programs and lecturers to bring dentists up to speed on their anatomy.

Dentists need to learn learn what's reportable on an image and what's referable, as things frequently come up in the anatomical planes of section they'll need recognize and to refer.

 Dr. Dale Miles

Dr. Dale Miles

Dr. Dale Miles is an oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Fountain Hills, Arizona and is featured on Interactive Imaging TV.  Click here, .  For more information on Dr. Miles and programs about CBCT.