Imaging Insider: Does imaging lead to overdiagnosis of TMDs?

Dear Imaging Insider,

While it is established that temporomandibular disorders are mostly prevalent among women of child-bearing age, are these disorders overdiagnosed when imaging is used? Researchers from Switzerland sought to report on the value of imaging when a practitioner is confronted by this issue. Find out more in our Insider Exclusive.

In other Imaging Community news, periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg has been asked why, if he bills himself as a holistic dentist, does he continue to take dental x-rays? How he answers this question makes interesting reading, as he discusses the benefits of imaging to his patients. Read more here.

Surprises in endodontic treatments, such as additional canals on an incisor, can disrupt the best-laid treatment plans. As more than 40% of root canal treatments need retreatment because of missed roots or canals, researchers from France wanted to determine if cone-beam CT could determine the number of additional canals and also if one tooth's root canal anatomy was predictive of another's in the same patient. Read more here.

If you're a general dentist on the fence about a cone-beam CT system, dental technology expert Dr. John Flucke might have answered your questions about if it is worthwhile and practical to invest in this technology in a presentation at the 2016 ADA annual meeting. Read more here.

Also in the Imaging Community, you'll find the following recent imaging industry news:

  • Carestream Dental has introduced its CS Solutions for Implants workflow system.
  • Futudent has released a new multimount, high-definition dental camera called EduCam.
  • Henry Schein's Dentrix practice management software is now compatible with three new intraoral scanners.
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