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January 24, 2020
By Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD
Commercial Supporter: Air Techniques, Inc.
The comprehensive dental new patient examination has been elevated from a visual mirror/explorer and radiograph examination to a much more sophisticated assessment of the total oral cavity and airway space. Clinical dentists are using digital intraoral scanning, caries detection technology, and cone-beam computed tomography imaging to get a complete picture of a patient’s oral condition.
Recognize the limitations of a traditional mirror/explorer and radiograph examination.
Explain the diagnostic value of incorporating technology into a new patient examination.
Configure a complete new patient examination protocol.
About the Author
Susan McMahon DMD, AAACD