With the increase in the use of CT imaging in dentistry, the use of such a tool has become standard of care. Complications in procedures such as implant placement or RC, when a CT is not taken, can lead to a lawsuit being brought against the dentist by his/her patient. Taking a CT image, however, does not automatically immune the dentist from a lawsuit.
As a doctor, when you take a CT scan, you are obliged to look for abnormalities of the whole area in that image. For example, if a CT scan is performed on a patient to see how many canals there are for a particular tooth, or for placing an implant in an edentulous area. What if there is a tumor growing somewhere in the jaw and this could have been diagnosed by your CT scan but you missed to diagnose? Are you liable? Yes you are, especially as CT scans are used to diagnose cancer of the head and neck. Oral cancer kills roughly one person per hour, every day. Similarly, 79,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year alone.
Although as a dentist you may be able to read X-rays, chances are you may not be able to read a CT and miss some cancer lesions, which puts both you and your patients at risk. It is not practical for you to hire a radiologist in your office simply to read scans. This is why we are offering our services in this area, at a low fee, so you can be assured that you are doing the right thing for your patients and yourself.
For only $50, you can send us your CT scans and our team of radiologists and oral and maxillofacial radiologists will interpret them and send you a report within 2-3 business days.
Dr. Daniel Mashoof, Board Member
Dr. Daniel Mashoof, D.M.D. has over 15 years of experience as a dentist and his expertise is also in holistic dentistry.
Josef Namin, CEO & Founder
Josef Namin, has over 14 years of experience in Healthcare IT, Electronic Medical Records and has implemented EMR in more than 20 hospitals across the United States.
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