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3D Cone Beam CT Technology



Technology provides 3D view of tissues of the oral cavity


West Valley City—Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), which gives the dentist the ability to look within the tissues of the oral cavity in three dimensions, is now available at Pioneer Valley Dental in West Valley City.

     Dr. Thomas K. Broadbent, founder of Pioneer Valley Dental, said, “With the help of the newest addition to our diagnostic technology, we can now accurately evaluate the issues and challenges of dentistry which have been elusive when viewed only through the two-dimensional world of flat radiographs and two dimensional images.  Now, with CBCT, the dentists at Pioneer Valley Dental can find the best approach to the tooth extraction, or the discovery of hidden features of a root canal procedure, or the most appropriate location for a new implant to be placed in the bone of the jaw.  The ‘impossible-to-detect’ cracked tooth root can now finally be visualized and subtle abscesses causing phantom pain can now be demystified. Many pathological dental conditions can now be brought into the light of day that heretofore were frustrating to dentists and patients alike.”

     Broadbent adds, “I am grateful that the combined resources of the team of dentists enable Pioneer Valley Dental to afford the expensive technology, which is so helpful.  Recently, for example, a patient was diagnosed with a need to undergo root canal therapy on a typical tooth. However, under review in three dimensions, it was determined that the tooth was too fragile to be saved.  An implant was determined to be the treatment of choice, a decision that will result in many years of better oral health for the patient.”

     Broadbent graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1981 and has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years.


West Valley City Dentist | 3D Cone Beam CT Technology. Curtis Smith is a West Valley City Dentist.