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Modern Research in Dentistry

Relative-Implant Anatomy in Panoramic and CBCT Radiographs: Knowledge and Attitude of Dental Students

Submission: January 26, 2021 Published: February 04, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2021.06.000628

Volume6 Issue1


This study aimed to assess attitude and knowledge of sixth year dental students and interns towards panorama and CBCT, and to compare responses relative to level of study and gender. Web-based questionnaire comprising of four sections was used. First, participants provided demographic information. Second, ten close ended questions about panoramic radiography in personal practice and general information of CBCT. Third, identifying marked anatomical structures in digital panorama. Last, participants were asked to choose type of view and to name marked anatomical structure in CBCT images. Results showed that majority of participants used panorama in routine work, most did not think panorama was suitable for implant planning. 58.3% students and 50% interns did not use CBCT before. Both levels obtained knowledge on CBCT in faculty lessons, followed by internet. Future applications of CBCT reported highest in maxillofacial surgery for sixth year, and all fields of dentistry in interns. Most were willing to receive extended education in CBCT. High Correct identification of landmarks in panorama, while average correct identification of cross sections and marked landmarks in CBCT. It is concluded that the moderate students’ knowledge of CBCT suggest that more training should be gained through continuing education.

Keywords:Panoramic radiographs; Cone beam computed tomography [CBCT]; Dental students; Dental implants

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