The current status of CBCT in dental practice: What do I need to know?

Friday, October 18, 2019 16:45 - 17:30


Imaging in dentistry has evolved dramatically in recent years. This has been dominated by the introduction, then the exponential rise in the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).

CBCT is based on relatively simple technology, which complements conventional radiography and replaces Multi-Slice Medical Computed Tomography. It allows the dental team to access ‘on-site’ efficient and powerful technology for the diagnosis, planning and management of patients undergoing treatment. 

The session aims to address current and essential issues in the use of CBCT in general practice. This will encourage the appropriate use of CBCT practice and ultimately contributes to and enhances radiation protection principles.


This session will provide an understanding of:

  • The clinical applications of the CBCT in dentistry
  • The factors that optimise radiation dose and image quality 
  • The various software packages
  • The legal aspects of prescribing, performing and reporting CBCT scans
  • The current guidelines in relation to the training requirements for anyone using CBCT

Jimmy Makdissi, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Queen Mary University of London