[Oradlist] Use of CBCT in Ortho
Shdesch at aol.com
Shdesch at aol.com
Thu Oct 29 01:27:07 PDT 2009
There are two issues that I feel should be addressed in this activity to
develop guidelines for diagnostic imaging in Orthodontics:
1. The two dozen or so standard orthodontic analysis that have been used
for years to project growth during orthodontic treatment are all based on 2D
imaging. Does this now translate in a reliable form when using CBCT and 3D
2. Also, the volume needed for orthodontic information with CBCT is very
large. Caution should be addressed with large volume and the liability for
the information in these scans.
These issues might already have been addressed, if not, they should be
What is your opinion on this?
In a message dated 10/28/2009 8:06:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
agfarm01 at louisville.edu writes:
One of my first actions as the new President of AAOMR has been to contact
AAO to set up a joint activity to develop guidelines for use of diagnostic
imaging in Orthodontics. The AAO responded positively to this joint
initiative. Dr. Mansur Ahmad is the newly appointed AAOMR Position Paper Editor
and will be setting up the task group for the AAOMR component of this
activity. Use of CBCT in Ortho will be one of the issues to be addressed. The
AAOMR anticipates several new position papers on a variety of topics will be
developed and that existing guidelines will be updated. These activities have
been designated as very high priority by the AAOOM Executive Council.
Allan G. Farman,
President AAOMR (2009-11)
Allan G. Farman, BDS, PhD, MBA, DSc, Diplomate ABOMR
Prof. Radiology & Imaging Science
Univ. Louisville School of Dentistry: SUHD
501 South Preston Street,
Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
Tel: +1(502) 852.1241
>>> "Friedland, Bernard" <bernard_friedland at hms.harvard.edu> 10/28/2009
10:51 AM >>>
I'm sure many of you have seen the attached (it's a give-and-take from the
March issue of Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop). For those of you who
haven't read it, I thought you would find it interesting.
Bernard Friedland, B.Ch.D., MSc., J.D.
Department of Oral Medicine Infection & Immunity
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
bernard_friedland at hms.harvard.edu
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