Acta Scientific Cancer Biology (ASCB) (ISSN: 2582-4473)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Assessment of Knowledge and Application of CBCT Among Dental Professionals – A Questionnaire Study

Reshma Ramachandran1 and Sushmini Hegde2*

1Master of Dental Surgery, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, The Oxford Dental College, India
2Master of Dental Surgery, Reader – Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, The Oxford Dental College, India

*Corresponding Author: Reshma Ramachandran, Master of Dental Surgery, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, The Oxford Dental College, India.

Received: January 18, 2021; Published: January 30, 2021

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Background: CBCT is an imaging technique which uses a cone shaped radiation that is focused on a 2D detector. It has been widely accepted in practice in radiology as well as academic and hospital settings. The present study is aimed to assess the knowledge and application on CBCT among dental professionals.

Materials and Methods: A validated questionnaire was distributed among 250 dental professionals.

Results: Most of the respondents were unsure about the radiation exposure of CBCT when compared to other types of imaging and all of them were willing for a CBCT hands on.

Conclusion: We concluded from our study that unfamiliarity with the use of CBCT among dental professionals due to insufficient curriculum and decreased practical exposure. So we recommend that by increasing the number of education programs, the knowledge on CBCT and its application should be increased to improve dental health care practice.

Keywords: CBCT; Imaging; Detector; Exposure; Radiation; Dentists; Knowledge of Dental Professionals

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Citation

Citation: Reshma Ramachandran and Sushmini Hegde. “Assessment of Knowledge and Application of CBCT Among Dental Professionals – A Questionnaire Study”. Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 5.2 (2021): 06-09.




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