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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin August 2011
31 AUGUST 2011 new AdA policy statement 6.22 Orofacial Cone Beam VOLumetRiC tOmOgRAPHY1 no false advice Please contact Garry Pammer, Alison Lacey or Heath Stewart on: Telephone (02) 9264 1111 Fax (02) 9264 1344 email firstname.lastname@example.org website clarkjacobs.com.au Dental specialists for over 20 years 1 introduction 1.1 Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) was first developed by Will Kalender in the early 1980s and orofacial CBVT became commercially available in 2001. 1.2 Orofacial CBVT produces 3-D images of the head and neck, including teeth, jaws, paranasal sinuses and pharangeal air spaces. 1.3 Orofacial CBVT is an adjunct to other diagnostic measures including plain 2D radiography, panoramic radiography including OPG and multislice computed tomography (MCT). 1.4 Definition 1.4.1 Orofacial CBVT-a radiographic diagnostic imaging technique producing three dimensional images of the head and neck. 2 PrinciPles 2.1 Orofacial CBVT does not replace other forms of oral radiographic surveillance, but rather it complements it as an additional diagnostic modality when appropriate. 2.2 For the use of orofacial CBVT the potential benefits must outweigh the potential risks. 3 Policy 3.1 Orofacial CBVT should be used for dental diagnosis and treatment when indicated. 3.2 Dentists should become familiar with orofacial CBVT techniques and diagnostic advantages and disadvantages. 3.3 Providers of orofacial CBVT should provide such services with sound knowledge and application of its diagnostic capabilities and adhere to minimal radiation and maximum diagnostic principles. ‘This Policy Statement is linked to other Policy Statement: 6.14 Radiation Safety. Policy Statement 6.22 Adopted by ADA Federal Council, April 14/15, 2011.
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