Tag Archives: CBCT

Radiopaque jaw lesions

idiopathic osteosclerosis

Radiopaque lesions of the jaw Radiopaque jaw lesions or radiopaque area found on an x-ray? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. Be aware most of these are bet guesses and not biopsy confirmed, as most do not warrant that. We have a post for radiolucent lesions on panos as […]

CBCT vertical root fracture

CBCT vertical root fracture

Using a CBCT to find a vertical root fracture (VRF) The accuracy of CBCT diagnosis of a vertical root fracture VRF is poor, especially if the root has a post. Dias JOE 2020 Kumar JOE 2021 meta-analysis finds the same result. CBCT imaging is still not good toll for diagnoinsg vertiacl root fracture in teeth […]

Not using a palatal expander? What are you missing?

example pano x-ray

Palatal expander role in orthodontics – life changing!! When you go to the orthodontist or dentist, you often see the “regular” panoramic x-ray that rotates all the way around the patient’s head.  This is an acceptable x-ray if one is just straightening teeth, but shouldn’t your orthodontist be doing more?  (Hint: the answer is YES!) […]

Calcified carotid atheroma (calcified carotid artery plaque) AND aortic arch calcification

Calcification carotid CBCT

Calcified carotid atheroma (calcified carotid artery plaque) AND aortic arch calcification   Did you know that atherosclerosis of the coronary and carotid arteries resulting in MI and stroke is the leading cause of death amongst postmenopausal women in most of the industrialized world?  Unfortunately, 60% of these people get the initial indication of the disease […]

CBCT in dentistry

Wheaton family dental practice

CBCT in dentistry CBCT in dentistry is becoming much more common and the benefits are obvious. However, one must balance those benefits against the additional exposure of radiation. Professional organizations stance on CBCT use in dentistry AAE and AAOMR came out with a joint statement in 2015 stating that in the absence of clinical signs […]

iCAT flx CBCT for your dental care

iCat FLX

iCAT flx CBCT in dentistry The new iCAT flx is an amazing piece of technology that Dr. Bryan and Danielle Bauer added to their practice in 2013.  CBCT technology allows for incredible detail and much more efficient and effective treatment by allowing doctors to see in 3 dimensions what your bones and soft tissue really […]

Mental Foramen and Anterior Loop

anterio loop chart

Where is the anterior loop? In relationship to the mental forman? Genetic variances position Santini BDJ 2012 Position between 1st and 2nd premolar European and Indian Directly below 2nd premolar in Chinese   Anterior loop = an extension of IAN, anterior to mental foramen, before existing canal Study 1010 patients CBCT 1/3 have averge 1.4mm […]

Vascular Concerns Dental Implants – Lingual Foramen

dental lingual vessels

Mandibular Anterior Lingual region 1 DO NOT perf the lingual cortex 55% have sublingual artery The 45% that don’t have a sublingual rely on the submental Danger zone for implant surgery are these ascending branches that 94% people have and their corresponding medial lingual foramen.  Can spot on CT.  Pano study 71% find only 12% […]