Belief vs Science Regarding Linear No Threshold Theory: The AAOMR Annual Session

The AAOMR Annual Session was last week in Indianapolis. The organization is small enough that everyone knows everyone, or at least you recognize everyone there. The highlight for me was when Dr. John Preece spoke on radiation risk on Friday morning. He began the lecture pretending to be an early 20th century opposer of radiology, yelling in olde english and pounding his fists on the table. It was a good way to wake up the audience first thing in the morning. He started into the lecture explai...
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Dental 3D Imaging is something new to most patients

They mention a good way to communicate the importance to patients is to talk about buying a new car with only a view from the front. Compare that to being able to see a 360 degree view, zooming in and out and seeing it from the inside as well. I'm sure there is no limit to analogies you could use to explain how 3D imaging is important, be creative. I don't think anything tells the story like pictures, or even better, videos. Someone should put together some videos of CBCT software being used f...
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Can owning a CBCT increase patient case acceptance?

I just downloaded and read an ebook by Instrumentarium called "3 Ways 3D Imaging Has Patients Saying, "YES!". There were some interesting tidbits from this sly method of getting me to read their promotional pamphlet for their new OP300. The whole argument is that 3D imaging can increase patient case acceptance. I think if you ask dentists who use the technology, they would largely agree. It's so much easier to show something in 3 dimensions than to try to explain it. Probably the biggest inlu...
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