NYUCD has acquired one of the very few cone-beam computer tomography (CT) scanners in New York City specifically designed for oral and maxillofacial imaging. The scanner produces maxillofacial
radiographs with an unprecedented level of accuracy and is available to support treatment planning by
students and faculty from throughout the College, as well as dentists in private practice.
“Cone-beam scanning eliminates the distortion commonly seen in panoramic radiographs and facilitates implant treatment planning by providing a more accurate depiction of bone levels,” said Dr. Hassem Geha, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, who oversees the new scanning operation. The scans are also used to evaluate maxillofacial fractures and bone pathology and to chart the position of teeth in patients with temporomandibular disorders,” said Dr. Herbert Frommer, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, and Director of Radiology.
“An added advantage,” said Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, is that “we can provide cone-beam CT and analysis on-site by
dentists who are familiar with the needs of our
students and faculty, instead of having to send patients to outside radiology centers. This enhances both learning and the patient care experience.”