It’s the beginning of a new year (2015, can you believe it?), and I’m guessing (and I’ve actually heard from some of my dentist friends) that more clinicians are starting to integrate CBCT into their practices. That got me to thinking about what a challenge it can be to bring a new piece of equipment into a practice…learning curves, training, staff acceptance, and—most important of all—patient experience.
All that thinking inevitably lead me to Googling and I came across what appears to me to be a really great resource. At the FDA site, they have a page dedicated to dental CBCT. It has some good general information for patients, clinicians, and manufacturers, but I think the best part is the resource list for dental professionals. It includes everything from general guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to a joint position statement of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
Armed with this information you’ll be able to make well-informed decisions about the use of CBCT in your practice and answer questions posed to you by your staff and patients. You can do additional research here