Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 06/19/2013
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Raising the Level of Care with CBCT

A s a general dentist who places implants, my CBCT is key to effectively treatment planning restoratively driven implant placement. With the information the CBCT gives me, I can easily determine if a case is within the scope of my skill set and efficiently create a surgery plan. When my patients see how their teeth look in all of their 3D glory, even the toughest patients tend to become enthusiastic towards more advanced restorative treatment options.

3D: An Eye-Opening Experience

When I use my VOLUX21 unit to show patients a 3D view, it usually has an eye-opening effect, similar to Wile E. Coyote?s eyes when first spotting the Roadrunner. Unlike Wile E. Coyote, whose pleasant surprise ends there, my patients usually remain surprised and intrigued when I continue spinning the 3D model around to find the surgery spot and place a sample implant model as demonstration.

A New Standard for Implantology

Having a CBCT before implant placement is quickly moving toward becoming the standard of care. It is hard to argue that a high-definition CBCT with proper interpretation doesn?t meet or exceed the definition of adequate imaging. With more dentists jumping into implants than ever, it is important to provide your patients with treatment that can be held up to the highest standards of care.

Many may argue that it is easier to make a call to have a CBCT van come to your office, but there is extra value in having a CBCT unit available for intra-operatory and post-operative imaging. What will you do if you run into complications during the surgery and the van is on the other side of the town?

Having CBCT in the office isn?t just for the surgery planning; it also serves the more important role of postoperative confirmation. With a postop scan, both you and the patient can be assured that the job has been done correctly. And if it hasn?t, it gives you a chance to correct it right away.

The Purchasing Decision

Before purchasing a CBCT unit, you should ask the manufacturer about the quality and capability of the unit; how easy is it to learn and use the unit; and how easy is it to reach their support team?

I first found Genoray by buying one of their handheld x-ray machines the ZEN-PX2. After I searched online to find out more about the company, I found they had a great manufacturing track record, and they had just received FDA approval for VOLUX21, a dedicated dental model with a wide field of view and separate CBCT and true PAN mode. From my first call to installation, it was smooth sailing. They stayed with me for a whole day for training all the dentists and staff in my practice to the point where we felt like students again. And whenever I have a question, I know they?re a phone call away.

There are many big name brands out there, and I know many who are happy with such brands. But as a shopper who likes to find a small antique store behind the main street to discover a hidden jewel, I?m glad that I found VOLUX21. I suggest at least looking into a company that can provide competitive quality and service at a reasonable price. You may be skeptical at first, but you?ll be doing yourself and your wallet a well-deserved favor.