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Practice Management Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00PM - 4:00PM


(C) 111A-B


The Rocky Horror Implant Show#

Dale A. Miles, DDS, MS
CEO, Digital Radiographic Solutions, Diagnostic Sciences
University of Texas San Antonio
Fountain Hills, AZ


Oral surgeons use x-ray imaging every day to assist their clinical treatment planning for implant placement. Cone Beam imaging helps dental specialists assess pre-surgical implant sites more rapidly and place their implants more precisely. The data from these scans can also be used to create surgical guides to simplify the surgical procedure and reduce the clinician’s risk of damage to an anatomic structure. Cases will be presented illustrating the power of this imaging and demonstrate failures when Cone Beam Imaging was not used. Simple software applications to quickly plan sites will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the principles of Cone Beam Volumetric Imaging (CBVI) and the role CBVI can play in OMFS practices;
  2. Visualize more precisely selected pre-surgical implant sites and observe demonstrations of powerful 3D software; and
  3. Identify the potential liability of using cone beam scans.

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