3D CBCT in Implant Dentistry

This Learning Pathway focuses on the use of 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Implant Dentistry. This diagnostic modality is increasingly used in assessment and treatment planning. The content of the Learning Pathway discusses basic principles of CBCT, critiques its precision and outlines indications for its use. The Learning Pathways also offers a general overview of 2D and 3D radiographic imaging in dentistry with revision of the ALARA Principles and radiation doses from different imaging techniques. In line with ITI recommendations for prosthodontically driven assessment and treatment planning, clinical cases demonstrate use of radiographic templates during 3D scans. 

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...

  • describe the basic principles for use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
  • define precision of CBCT and describe its clinical relevance
  • outline indications for CBCT within the context of other 2D and 3D imaging modalities
  • state the  ALARA Principles and the radiation doses from different radiographic imaging techniques)
  • explain the clinical importance of using radiographic templates for 3D scans as part of a prosthodontically driven assessment and treatment plan
Publication date: Jan 29, 2015 Last review date: Apr 10, 2021 Next review date: Apr 10, 2024
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