What Questions Should Endodontists Ask When Investing in CBCT?

While there are many benefits when it comes to implementing cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) into your endodontic practice, purchasing a system is still a significant investment. In the Endodontic Practice article below, Jordan Reiss, Carestream Dental’s 3D imaging sales director, discusses the questions endodontists should ask when buying a new CBCT unit.

 

Are there any additional questions you would ask when investing in CBCT? Let’s discuss your thoughts below.

Millennials, Minor League Baseball and Mouth Guards

IMG_6789As the oral surgeon for the Rockland Boulders, a minor Canadian/American league baseball team based in Pomona, NY, I am dedicated to ensuring the players’ oral health. As part of this responsibility, I recently visited the team’s stadium to capture digital impressions in order to fabricate mouth guards.

Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury sustained while playing sports, which makes properly designed mouth guards a necessity for injury prevention. In fact, one study estimates that mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. Using a highly accurate digital impression to produce a custom mouth guard promotes stability, proper fit and ease of breathing—and can ultimately help prevent concussions and dentofacial injuries.

To capture digital impressions for the team, I used an intraoral scanner that can be plugged via USB into the laptop—making it easy to pack in my car and bring to the stadium. When I arrived, the team members were ready to be scanned.

As true millenials, the players were impressed by the digital technology and liked seeing the images show up instantly on the screen; in fact, some of them called their teammates into the room to check it out. Continue reading