Imaging Insider: New study questions CBCT for vertical root fracture diagnosis

Dear Imaging Insider,

If you suspect a patient has a vertical root fracture in endodontically treated teeth, what clinical tool is best to help you make that diagnosis? Researchers from Toronto wanted to find out if cone-beam CT (CBCT) is a reliable test for detecting vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth and conducted a systematic review of the literature. Read more in the Insider Exclusive.

In other Imaging Community news, in a well-attended presentation at the ADA 2015 annual meeting in Washington, DC, dental technology expert Dr. John Flucke said 3D cone-beam imaging offers much greater detail than periapical or panoramic x-rays, and it is useful for many specialized treatments. Read more here.

Also in Washington, DC, more than 13,000 dental professionals were expected to attend the ADA's 2015 annual meeting. With more than 500 exhibitors and scores of presentations, the first day of the annual meeting was busy. Read more here.

3D-printed teeth made with antimicrobial composite resins can kill caries-causing bacteria on contact, according to a new study by researchers from the Netherlands. The antibacterial teeth killed almost all Streptococcus mutans while showing no signs of being harmful to human cells. Read more here.

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