Last July we told you about the new ICAT dental imaging technology we are using in our office. ICAT allows us to take detailed 3D scans of the bones and muscles in your face. On February 20, 2015 Drs. Butler and Jordan attended a course on Advanced Cone Beam CT interpretation. This continuing education course was presented through the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry. It was designed to give more training and in-depth knowledge in the use of ICAT and Cone Beam.
Drs. Butler and Jordan spent the day reviewing dental anatomy and discussing pathology cases. Dental x-rays and their interpretation play a critical role in good dental care and that is something our entire team at Croasdaile Dental Arts takes very seriously.
This hands-on computer based approach to training used Cone Beam CT cases from the UNC oral and maxillofacial radiology teaching files. The objectives of the course were:
• Develop a working knowledge of the maxilla, mandible and associated structures
• Recognize signs of pathological changes or abnormalities
• Categorize findings into disease categories.
Both Dr. Jordan and Dr. Butler walked away with a more comprehensive understanding of interpreting Cone Beam and ICAT imaging in a way that will significantly aid them in providing their patients with accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Providing our patients with the benefits that come from cutting-edge technology and advanced dental education is always our goal. Contact us to schedule an appointment with your dentists in Durham and learn how this advanced technology and training can ensure you a beautiful, healthy smile.