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The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Fall 2008
Volume 9 , Issue 3

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FRONTIERS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH: The Use of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in an Orthodontic Department in between Research and Daily Clinic

Paolo M. Cattaneo, MSc, PhD/Birte Melsen, DDS, Dr Odont

PMID: 18834009

A correct orthodontic diagnosis needs to be based on accurate images of the craniofacial region and is crucial for the development of a valid treatment plan. A cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner allows 3D imaging of the craniofacial complex. CBCT scanners represent a significant advantage in imaging capabilities for dentistry and orthodontics, replacing conventional 2D radiographic images with 3D data sets and only a small increase in radiation. The present study surveys the rationale, advantages, and disadvantages of the available CBCT appliances and presents answers to questions often asked in relation to this technology. World J Orthod 2008;9: 269282.

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