Dear Imaging Insider,
Digital single-lens reflector (DSLR), point-and-shoot, and smartphone cameras are frequently used in everyday life, but which one is most suitable for dental photography? Each camera's strengths -- and drawbacks -- were outlined in a new study. Read more in our Insider Exclusive.
Also, in the Imaging Community, cone-beam computed tomography scans show that antihypertensive drugs may positively affect the thickness of the jawbone cortex, possibly preventing bone loss. If more research proves that antihypertensive medication has the potential to improve the density and cortical thickness of the jaw, clinicians may change how they assess and select patients for treatment, including dental implant therapy.
Did you know that two important Code on Nomenclature (CDT) changes related to intraoral radiographs and full-mouth debridement are coming on January 1, 2023? Find out how to prepare for these codes now.
In other news, dental x-rays revealed that a healthy 28-year-old man developed apical periodontitis in two teeth following an intense phase of bruxism that lasted about a year. This is believed to be the first clinical case of apical periodontitis caused solely by bruxism, the authors of the case report wrote.
Finally, oral surgeons from Syria opted to transplant a molar instead of placing an implant in a 24-year-old female with signs of infection. Two years after the procedure, the transplanted molar had vitality and was in good periodontal and functional health, according to a case report.