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Learning about the coming paradigm shift in 3-D dentistry

By Dental Tribune USA
August 07, 2019

CBCT imaging has been primarily considered an integral part of the guided implant surgical process. However, with the availability of ultra-low-dose imaging, 3-D radiology is now a fundamental tool for routine diagnostics in general dentistry.

When you understand that ultra low dose 3-D imaging can sustain image quality and provide less radiation compared to traditional 2-D digital radiography, there is no question that a paradigm shift is coming.

To explore this topic, Michael Young, DDS, an early adopter of digital dentistry, will present a DT Study Club course — “3D Dentistry Roadmap: Paradigm Shift Ahead” — during the upcoming ADA/FDI meeting in San Francisco. Young’s course, one of many being offered at the meeting, will be presented on Friday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., and it will also be live streamed on the DT Study Club website. Visit to partake in the live streaming, and to learn about many of the other courses being offered.

Young, presenter of the 3-D dentistry course, operates a private practice in Sterling Heights, Mich. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is a mentor for the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Learning and is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Detroit District Dental Association, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and American Academy of Oral Systemic Health.

In Young’s course in San Francisco, attendees will get an overview of:

  • The new 3D PA (periapical).
  • Diagnostic applications for 3-D imaging, including endodontics and orthodontics.
  • A prosthetically driven, all-digital workflow for implant placement and restoration that is more efficient and profitable.

Young will also share how his practice has transformed and why he believes general practitioners need a new mindset to offer better care for their patients.

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