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High Value Scenarios

Considerations for Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Orthodontics by
Shikha Rathi, BDS, MS, and David Hatcher, DDS, MSc
CDA Journal | February 2019

Abstract: The intent of this article is to identify clinical presentations that may benefit from an investigation with a cone beam computed tomography scan. These indications include dolichofacial growth pattern, mandibular asymmetry, acquired change in bite, impactions, craniofacial malformations, TMD and patients with suspected sleep disorders. Read full article.


High Value Scenarios for CBCT Imaging in Orthodontics by Drs. David C. Hatcher & Shikha Rathi
College of Diplomates of the ABO: The College E-Zine | Summer, 2017

Imaging is utilized in orthodontics as a tool to acquire anatomic information for diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment assessment. CBCT, a widely available 3 dimensional imaging technique, provides an anatomic accuracy that is not achievable with conventional panoramic and cephalometric imaging and therefore has the potential to have unique clinical value in selected clinical scenarios... Read full article


AAOMR Executive Council Advisory on Teleradiology
May 31, 2016

Teleradiology consists of (1) the transmission of radiographic images beyond the immediate vicinity of image acquisition, for the purpose of image interpretations by a receiving practitioner, and (2) the transmission of interpretations by the receiving practitioner to the requesting clinician... Read full article


Patient Specific Modeling and Clinical Applications by Drs. David C. Hatcher & Shikha Rathi
Sacramento Magazine for Dentists: The Nugget | April 2017

One of the goals of digital technology, besides improved diagnostics, has been to create and interact with the virtial dynamic patient-specific model that can be used for a variety of therapeutic endeavors. This anticipated process begins with imaging the patient with the appropriate devices required to meet the diagnostic challenge and then producing a patient specific... Read full article.


Advancing Technologies in Virtual Planning and Guided Execution by Richard F. Jackson
Sacramento Magazine for Dentists: The Nugget | April 2017

This topic reflects the accelerating changes that are occurring both in dentistry and medicine. It reminds me of the brand new book by the NY Times editor and best-selling author, Thomas Friedman, titled "An Optimist Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration". My topic, "Virtual Planning and Guided Surgery" reflect these accelerations that are taking place today... Read full article.