Fundamentals of cone beam computed tomography for a prosthodontist
Oral and maxillofacial radiology is the specialty concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region. Of all the recognized specialties, it is one of two devoted almost entirely to diagnosis rather than therapeutic intervention. There are five programs in the United States and Canada offering certificates of proficiency, masters, or PhD levels of training, and all are over-subscribed with applicants. Recent significant developments in technology, especially cone beam computer tomography, have created important new services for patients at the same time increasing the need for better training and clinical guidelines.