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World J Radiol. Jun 28, 2015; 7(6): 128-130
Published online Jun 28, 2015. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v7.i6.128
Use of dentomaxillofacial cone beam computed tomography in dentistry
Kıvanç Kamburoğlu
Kıvanç Kamburoğlu, Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, 06500 Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey
Author contributions: Kamburoğlu K wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Kıvanç Kamburoğlu, DDS, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, Emniyet Mah. İncitaş Sok., 06500 Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey. dtkivo@yahoo.com
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Received: December 9, 2014
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

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.