The Synergy of 3D Cone Beam Imaging

By Duane Grummons, DDS, MSD

Adding new technologies to my practice is all about synergy (the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.)

— continually striving to raise my practice to new levels of excellence in patient care. One of the newest and well-proven advancements is 3D CBCT technology. i-CAT 3D cone beam imaging has helped me to achieve this synergy and a heightened clinical edge in orthodontics. With our i-CAT Next Gen Platinum system for 6 years, I have learned and experienced benefits and shared many insights from the scans shared with referring colleagues.


Cone beam dicom imaging data and 3D renderings provide exceptional information about the craniofacial structures we treat. CBCT in orthodontics equips clinicians regarding problems with erupting teeth, facial asymmetry, craniofacial anomalies, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, airway conditions, TAD’s planning, and true root information.

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