Tru Align Wins Pride Award, With Dr. Dale Miles, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, Fountain Hills, AZ

by Editorial Staff


At the America's Dental meeting, the Tru Align imaging device won an award for best in class from the Pride Institute, which is a consulting firm doing product evaluations and teaches consulting to dentists.

Dr. Dale Miles, an oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Fountain Hills, Arizona, says that it was an honor to get the award.  The Tru Align device is a rectangular columnation product that retrofits onto any dental x-ray.  It narrows the x-ray beam from a large round cylinder down to a small rectangle.  The device helps clean up the image quality, especially for film.  The overall key, says Dr. Miles is that is makes it easy to have dentists and their staff lower the radiation dosage by using a small field of view with this device, thus decreasing the area of exposure by up to 60% for every single image they take.

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


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,http://learndigital.net .  For more information on Dr. Miles and programs about CBCT.

 


Using Cone Beam Imaging to Determine Pathology, With Dr. Dale Miles, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologist, Fountain Hills, AZ

by Editorial Staff


Dentists will discover pathology through the use of cone beam technology, such as calcifications that can signify systemic disease.   For example, if a dentist sees bilateral calcifications in the neck, then it most likely is a systemic finding, such as medial-arterial calcifications seen in uncontrolled and undiagnosed diabetes.  Dr. Dale Miles, oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Fountain Hills, Arizona says that when those calcifications occur, it can signify that the patient may also have renal disease.

Diabetics can have kidney failure late in the uncontrolled stages of disease so we're picking up these findings in both the neck and parasellar region in many cases, says Dr. Miles.  Dr. Miles has two articles going to press reporting these findings. 

EasyRiter is report-generating software that Dr. Miles uses and it includes many recommendations to help guide dentists refer their patients to the primary care physician or if there is paranasal sinus disease, an otolaryngologist.  EasyRiter has built in recommendations because dentists will see these changes in the excellent CBCT images.

Dr. Miles says that there isn't a week that goes by where a dentist doesn't see a diabetic patient that requires their insulin levels be appropriate for the intended dental procedure.  Now, says Dr. Miles, dentists have the tools if a patient shows signs and symptoms or has a history that their diabetes is not in control.  The dentists can order a cone beam scan and look for some of these other changes. 

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, http://learndigital.net  for more information on Dr. Miles and EasyRiter.