As many of you are aware, these monthly newsletters are now available on our website. They cover a whole host of different dental related issues. They are designed to educate my patients and internet browsers on the latest and greatest dental techniques, philosophies, and procedures. I am dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of dentistry, and take at least 150 hours of continuing education per year to achieve that goal.
On June 22, 2006 our office had a 3 dimensional CAT scan machine installed. This state of the art x-ray machine has the ability to provide concise detailed radiographs of the entire head. These digitally enhanced radiographs allow the clinician to take 3 dimensional slices of any part of the head. Because it is a computer enhanced digital image, the radiation dose for these CAT scan images is similar to traditional panoramic images (full head x-ray). Our office is one of the first in the state to offer this technology, allowing us to provide the most concise detail oriented care. These images are useful in the surgical placement of implants, the visualization of the TMJ, the visualization of abscesses or tumors, along with countless other orthodontic and orthognathic procedures. I encourage interested patients to visit the companies website at www.imagingsciences.com for more information on this exciting new technology.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS