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Allen J. Moses, DDS
Technology
i-CAT®
Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography




This scanning device is an open design that allows patients to sit upright during a procedure.  An electric powered seat is built into the device for proper patient positioning. 

The i-CAT® system captures data for 3D skull reconstruction for the following procedures:

  • Implants
  • Airway / Sinus - treatment for snoring and sleep apnea
  • TM joints - treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Nerve canals - endodontic treatment (root canal therapy)
  • Reconstructed panoramic - orthodontics and oral surgery
  • Reconstructed cephalometrics - orthodontics and oral surgery
Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography is a medical imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain cross-sectional images of the head or neck.  Imaging displays both high-density tissue, such as bone, and soft tissue.  When interpreted by your dentist, these images provide useful diagnostic information.

This scanner constructs a three dimensional model from inages taken during a rotational x-ray sequence.


The above picture is an example of the images that we are able to produce by using the i-CAT®.
DIAGNOdent by KaVo




  • Flourescent laser method for early caries (cavities) diagnosis
  • Early detection of pathological changes such as initial carious lesions, demineralization and changes in the enamel, and fissure caries
  • Permits minimally invasive and tooth-preserving treatment
  • Findings assisted by visual an acoustic signals

The graph below depicts several methods of cavity detection and their accuracy.  The DIAGNOdent is 90% accurate.





In the diagram below, you can see that the explorer cannot detect the tooth decay because it is too far into the thin fissure of the tooth.  The laser of the DIAGNOdent can detect the cavity, and immediate treatment provides for a smaller restoration and destruction of less tooth structure. 


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