The Safe and Effective Use of Conebeam Computed Tomography
This three-dimensional technology offers many advantages but oral health professionals need to be well versed in its indications and technique to use it safely.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe cone-beam computed tomography technology (CBCT) and how it differs from other dental imaging.
- Describe dental specialties where CBCT imaging is indicated.
- Discuss ways to limit radiation exposure when using CBCT technology.
- Describe advantages and disadvantages of CBCT radiography.
This course was issued in September 2019 and expires September 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.