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Basic training requirements for the use of dental CBCT by dentists: a position paper prepared by the European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology, School of Dentistry.
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2013 (English)In: Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology, ISSN 0250-832X, Vol. 43, no 1, 20130291- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cone beam CT (CBCT) is a relatively new imaging modality, which is now widely available to dentists for examining hard tissues in the dental and maxillofacial regions. CBCT gives a three-dimensional depiction of anatomy and pathology, which is similar to medical CT and uses doses generally higher than those used in conventional dental imaging. The European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology recognizes that dentists receive training in two-dimensional dental imaging as undergraduates, but most of them have received little or no training in the application and interpretation of cross-sectional three-dimensional imaging. This document identifies the roles of dentists involved in the use of CBCT, examines the training requirements for the justification, acquisition and interpretation of CBCT imaging and makes recommendations for further training of dentists in Europe who intend to be involved in any aspect of CBCT imaging. Two levels of training are recognized. Level 1 is intended to train dentists who prescribe CBCT imaging, such that they may request appropriately and understand the resultant reported images. Level 2 is intended to train to a more advanced level and covers the understanding and skills needed to justify, carry out and interpret a CBCT examination. These recommendations are not intended to create specialists in CBCT imaging but to offer guidance on the training of all dentists to enable the safe use of CBCT in the dentoalveolar region.

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2013. Vol. 43, no 1, 20130291- p.
Keyword [en]
cone beam computed tomography, CBCT, education, cone beam computed tomography, CBCT, education
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Medical and Health Sciences Clinical Medicine Dentistry Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
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Radiology; Odontology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85198DOI: 10.1259/dmfr.20130291ISI: 000330681000002PubMedID: 24132023OAI: diva2:692074
Available from: 2014-01-29 Created: 2014-01-29 Last updated: 2014-04-28Bibliographically approved

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