Dental Economics' Chief Editor Dr. Chris Salierno says, 'I think I’ll always find endodontics to be a bit intimidating, and that’s probably for the best. Even the most accomplished endodontist knows that a 'simple case' can present hidden complexities.'
Your patient has tremendous pain and swelling that has increased significantly in just two short days. Radiographs are inconclusive. What do you do? Without CBCT, this dentist would have had to refer her elsewhere, guess which tooth to drill, or keep his patient suffering longer.
Digital dentistry and its capabilities for more detailed imaging information and communication of this data has changed the legal landscape, including interpretations of the standard of care and resulting claims of malpractice. Arthur W. Curley, Esq., explains how using CBCT in your practice can protect you from lawsuits.
John White, DDS, MSD, believes excellent images and more data lead to better diagnoses, treatment planning, and communication,. He explains how he uses intraoral scanning and cone beam computed tomography in his practice.
Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, tells where the best places are to find information about the most proven clinical dental techniques and materials. He stresses that dentists should first look to proven, trusted dental research groups. From there he goes on to offer some specific resources dentists can focus on as they sift through the volumes of information to find what is reliable and best fits their needs to serve their patients to an optimum level.