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Oral surgery in three dimensions: A closer look at the new world of CBCT scanning
Dr. Curtis Gregoire shows student Victoria Guzman how to operate the new CBCT scanner from Nobel Biocare. (Bruce Bottomley photos)
When it comes to making good diagnoses, being able to see more details with more clarity counts for a lot. The ability to see in three dimensions rather than two is also a considerable advantage.
That is what the new cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner, a recent gift to the Faculty of Dentistry from Nobel Biocare, makes possible. Dentistry students are now learning how to use this highly precise, state-of-the-art technology as part of their studies and patients requiring implants or oral surgery are benefiting from accurate diagnoses and treatment planning.
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