CT Scan Training for Patients
Advanced Cone Beam 3D Diagnostics
Edward Brant, DDS, MS
Long Island Catscan
447 Lake Avenue
Saint James, NY 11780
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Catscan Diagnostics: Understanding Treatment Plans
Professional discussion of a 3D catscan generated with an I-Cat cone beam scanner and interpreted with Simplant software. The patient is taught to read and comprehend the images to facilitate an immediate understanding of his current dental needs.
Discussion about significant bone loss, ongoing bone tissue deterioration and the existance of old root tips left behind from a previous extraction forms the basis of a routine comprehensive examination that combines a treatment planning element as the scan is reviewed.
Patients who learn the basic elements of scan interpretation (easier than old fashioned xrays) are better able to make treatment decisions, in most cases, and especially appreciate why, when considering reconstructive components used in dentistry, there is a logical progession from one treatment to the next.
Most patients learn that while restorative dentistry can be achieved with different products and procedures, the reconstructive aspects should only be done one way... the best way, as defined by the dental surgeon and reflected in the needed changes presented by the catscan.
Within just a few minutes of learning how to read a catscan image on a computer, our patients can now see and fully understand what their treatment needs are and are able to more easily select which treatment plan they prefer to use.
No more GuessworkCommon "guesswork" that used to accompany the use of old fashioned dental xrays is eliminated with Dr. Brant's catscans.
Questions?Patients seeking more information about concepts mentioned on this page or special questions can contact Dr. Brant directly with our on-line Ask The Dentist form. Dr. Brant will respond to you directly.
To schedule a complimentary consult for learning more about our advanced diagnostic services call our office at (631) 584-4395, or use our on-line Consult Request form. A staff member will contact you.