2021 Volume 9 Issue 3

REASON FOR REFERRAL FOR CONE BEAN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN AN ACADEMIC SETTING


Sumaiah Abdulbaqi Ajlan, Amani Abdulaziz Mirdad, Razan Shafik Alaqeely, Mazen Ahmad Aldosimani
Abstract

Cone beam radiography represents an essential tool for dental diagnostics that is utilized by most dental specialties. This study aims to evaluate the reason for referral for Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) evaluation in a university-based setting, along with characteristics of the referring dentists. A total of 546 referral forms was selected through systematic sampling technique, and different factors were recorded, including patient-related factors (age, gender), the reason for referral, the field of view, as well as referring dentist-related factors (specialty, experience). The mean age of the patients was 37.5 years. The most recorded reason for referral was implant site assessment (46.7%), followed by evaluation of root proximity to the adjacent anatomic structures (13.2%). The highest number of referrals came from the oral and maxillofacial surgery departments (36.1%), followed by periodontology (20.5%). Most referrals were requested by postgraduate students, and most evaluations involved a narrow field of view (54.6%). The use of CBCT appears to be needed by most specialties, despite a predominance of use by oral surgeons and periodontics. Implant site assessment represented the most common reason for the referral for CBCT.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Ajlan SA, Mirdad AA, Alaqeely RS, Aldosimani MA. Reason For Referral For Cone Bean Computed Tomography In An Academic Setting. Ann Dent Spec. 2021;9(3):33-8. https://doi.org/10.51847/2NR3N2BxRb
APA
Ajlan, S. A., Mirdad, A. A., Alaqeely, R. S., & Aldosimani, M. A. (2021). Reason For Referral For Cone Bean Computed Tomography In An Academic Setting. Annals of Dental Specialty, 9(3),33-38. https://doi.org/10.51847/2NR3N2BxRb
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