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December 26, 2023
The Power of CBCT Scans

In today’s rapidly advancing dental landscape, integrating innovative technologies is paramount to providing exceptional patient care and maximizing revenue. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans have emerged as a game-changer in dentistry, offering a wealth of diagnostic information for accurate treatment planning.

Let’s explore what CBCT scans are and delve into how offering them in dental clinics can significantly improve the revenue of dental service organizations.


Understanding CBCT Scans

CBCT scans, also known as Cone Beam 3D imaging, employ cone-shaped X-ray beams and digital sensors to capture detailed 3D images of a patient’s oral and maxillofacial structures. These scans provide a comprehensive view of the teeth, jawbone, sinuses, nerves, and surrounding tissues, surpassing traditional 2D radiographs in terms of diagnostic capabilities.


Enhanced Treatment Planning

By incorporating CBCT scans into your dental practice, you empower your team with a wealth of detailed information. These scans enable dentists to accurately diagnose and plan treatments for complex cases such as dental implant placement, orthodontic evaluations, root canal therapy, and impacted tooth extractions. Improved treatment planning translates into better patient outcomes, leading to enhanced patient satisfaction and improved referral rates.


Increased Case Acceptance

CBCT scans facilitate effective patient communication by providing visual representations of dental conditions. Patients can better understand their oral health concerns, visualize the proposed treatment, and appreciate the necessity of specific procedures through clear and precise 3D images. This visual aid enhances case acceptance rates, as patients feel more confident and informed about the recommended treatment options.


Expanded Service Offerings

With CBCT technology, dental clinics can expand their service offerings and cater to a broader range of patients’ needs. Beyond routine dental care, CBCT scans allow for the integration of implantology, periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery services. The ability to provide comprehensive care under one roof attracts a more diverse patient base, resulting in increased revenue opportunities.


Collaboration and Referral Network

By offering CBCT scans, dental service organizations can establish collaborations with other healthcare professionals, such as oral surgeons, orthodontists, and radiologists. This collaboration fosters a strong referral network, where specialists can confidently refer their patients to dental clinics equipped with advanced imaging technology. Such partnerships result in a steady stream of referrals, boosting the revenue of the organization.


Dental Insurance Reimbursement

CBCT scans are recognized by many dental insurance providers as a valuable diagnostic tool. By incorporating CBCT into your practice, you can leverage this recognition to increase dental insurance reimbursement rates. This not only benefits the patients by reducing their out-of-pocket expenses but also contributes to the financial growth of your dental service organization.

Integrating CBCT scans into dental clinics has revolutionized the way dental professionals diagnose and treat patients. Offering CBCT services in your dental service organization can greatly enhance revenue streams, primarily through enhanced treatment planning, increased case acceptance, expanded service offerings, collaboration with specialists, and improved dental insurance reimbursement rates. By investing in this advanced imaging technology, dental clinics can position themselves as leaders in quality patient care while simultaneously boosting their financial success.

Want your clinicians to learn how take CBCT scans? Schedule a demo with us today!



  • American Association of Endodontists. (n.d.). Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). Retrieved from
  • Colaco, A. S., & Carrico, C. K. (2016). Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Basics for the Orthodontist. Journal of orthodontic science, 5(2), 48–51. doi:10.4103/2278-0203.179562
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