Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has upgraded diagnostics in medical field in general and dentistry in particular. It is tremendously being used for diagnosis and treatment planning in various specialities of dentistry and this multiplanar imaging technique is the best diagnostic approach for dental practitioners. The integration of CBCT imaging in dentistry has some ways paralleled the transition of panoramic imaging x-ray machines into dental practice. Greater accuracy of measurements with low radiation dose has made CBCT a preferred option in dentistry. CBCT allows “real time” creation of images not only in the axial plane but also 2D images in coronal, sagittal, and even oblique or curved image planes. Weighing all the advantages in application of this tool it’s use in each case has to be considered individually to ensure that the benefits provided overshadow the risks of additional radiation and other concerns.
Key words: Cone Beam Computed Tomography, dentistry, diagnostics.