An orthodontist’s perspective

19 06 2009

No matter what specialty you’re in, CBCT is a hot topic.

As an orthodontist, Dr. Ed Lin relies on cone beam technology for accurate treatment planning and optimal outcomes. He offered several case examples during his Friday afternoon presentation, “Taking the 21st Century Orthodontics in the 3D World.”

Dr. Lin showed 2D views and then 3D views of the same cases, illustrating how much clinicians can miss if they only look at the 2D version. In the 2D version it’s too easy to lose your orientation; the 3D image tells the rest of the story.

“We’re so fortunate. With the advances in technology we’ve been given the tools not to have to guess anymore,” Dr. Lin said. “It’s our responsibility to learn this.”

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