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Low dose and image quality

This article aims to encourage readers to think about the dose of their X-ray device and urge them to ask manufacturers to show their research when they claim that they have an ultra-low dose machine – without loss of image quality (Figure 1).

The science

Covering this issue is Dosimetry of orthodontic diagnostic FOVs using low dose CBCT protocol is a paper by JB Ludlow and J Koivisto from the University of Finland. The paper looks into the science and research behind achieving a lower dose of X-ray for the patient without losing image quality. We will look at the salient points.

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A common origin shared by teeth and taste buds in a fish that has regenerative abilities has been identified by a team of researchers from the UK and the US.
Chinese scientists at the Zhejiang University School of Medicine have developed a novel tooth gel that may mean the end of fillings
The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK is continuing to grow, British Orthodontic Society (BOS) figures reveal
Researchers at Osaka University have developed a removable dental appliance that can reduce tics in both children and adults with Tourette syndrome.
THE EUROPEAN ALIGNER SOCIETY has announced its programme for the third congress, which will take place in Malta between 19 and 22 March 2020
Who said three’s a crowd? Accompanying the classic Evolve bracket, DB ORTHODONTICS is pleased to introduce Evolve Low Profile metal brackets and Evolve Poly Cosmetic brackets
The science behind achieving a lower dose of X-ray for the patient without losing image quality
SALLY DYE looks at the best ways of evaluating and communicating with your patients
Orthodontist DR AMINA ABDEL-KARIM says keeping up with the times on a clinical, academic and social level means that you are well prepared for new techniques and procedures
The patient experience is an integral part of the treatment process. NEIL HILLYARD explains how engaging your patient makes a lasting impression
DEBBIE HERBST, dentolegal adviser at the Dental Defence Union (DDU) advises on how to manage patients who have received treatment outside the UK
Practice life
In this article, NICKI ROWLAND discusses the importance of building human connections in your dental practice to drive new footfall and business growth. To this end, finding your ‘purpose’ is vital
In the third of three papers ROSS HOBSON aims to provide users with the means to select cases appropriate for their skill level and understand why poor case selection can result in problems
Dr Stuart Frost illustrates an innovative treatment for an often-untreated condition
Specialist orthodontist EMMA LAING from The Harley Street Dental Clinic talks transformations, proud moments and seafood
Each article is worth one hour of enhanced CPD. Earning