Published online Jun 28, 2015. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v7.i6.128
Peer-review started: December 11, 2014
First decision: January 8, 2015
Revised: April 21, 2015
Accepted: May 5, 2015
Article in press: May 6, 2015
Published online: June 28, 2015
Core tip: Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is now commonly used for a variety of purposes in oral implantology, dento-maxillofacial surgery, image-guided surgical procedures, endodontics, periodontics and orthodontics. CBCT applications provide obvious benefits in the assessment of dentomaxillofacial region, however; it should be used only in correct indications considering the necessity and the potential hazards of the examination.