SEGi University’s Faculty of Dentistry is pleased to announce the installation of a new CBCT machine, the Dentium Rainbow model, to replace the older Orthopantomogram (OPG) machine. In complex cases, the CBCT machine generates three-dimensional (3D) images of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan, allowing for more precise treatment planning.
CBCT is a type of X-ray machine that is used when a standard dental X-ray is insufficient. Cone beam CT is used to evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity, and sinuses by providing detailed images of the bone. It is especially useful for surgical planning for impacted teeth, diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), accurate placement of dental implants, detecting, measuring, and treating jaw tumours, determining bone structure and tooth orientation, cephalometric analysis, and reconstructive surgery.
CBCT has shown higher accuracy in detecting periapical pathology, root resorption, and apical lesions than traditional dental radiography, according to data from the American Dental Association. According to Patel et al. (2020), the use of CBCT significantly improved implant placement accuracy and reduced the risk of implant failure.
To begin, some Faculty staff received user training from Dentium representative Hassan on March 9th, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Faculty of Dentistry – Radiology department. This introductory training covered the machine’s operation as well as the capture of localised (small), normal (medium size), and stitched (full face + skull) images. During the session, participants were also taught how to manipulate 3D images using software. Hopefully, the introductory user training will increase understanding of the CBCT machine’s capabilities.
After the necessary calibration and servicing, the CBCT machine is ready for use. The Faculty of Dentistry at SEGi University can now provide more accurate and efficient treatments to its patients thanks to this new technology. This investment in cutting-edge technology will not only improve patient care but will also raise the bar for dental education in Malaysia.
The installation of the CBCT machine demonstrates the Faculty of Dentistry’s dedication to providing cutting-edge technology to its students, faculty, and patients. This user training is only the beginning of a revolution in precision dentistry in Malaysia.