The main objective to survey the current radiographic prescription in dental implant assessment was to determine the prescription pattern among the experienced dentists and whether dentists are using imaging modalities for implant placement as recommended by the AAOMR. In the present study, the panoramic radiograph was the most frequent radiographic examination prescribed for treatment planning of osseointegrated implants.
Following the as low as reasonably achievable principle, for cross-sectional imaging, the AAOMR recommends conventional tomography for one to seven implant sites and CT for eight or more implant sites.
 American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology AAOMR
, "Clinical recommendations regarding use of cone beam computed tomography in orthodontics.
The results of the present study are in concordance with the AAOMR
Applications and manuscripts will be judged by a selection committee composed of members of the Awards Committee of the AAOMR
. The award winner will receive a certificate; a check for $1,000; free registration; continuing education; and recognition at the 2001 Annual Session of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology banquet; an invitation to present the research paper at the annual session; and a free student membership to the academy, including a subscription to Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology Endodontics for calendar year 2001.
Sponsored by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR
), the award is designed to encourage student participation in research in oral and maxillofacial radiology, and has twice been won by dental hygiene students.
recommends that cross-sectional imaging be used for the assessment of all dental implant sites and that CBCT is the imaging modality of choice for gaining information.
In 1992, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) published specific guidelines for infection control of radiography facilities and equipment, as well as operative and darkroom procedures for use during exposure and development of radiographs.
An Eastman Kodak pamphlet outlines a complete infection control protocol, which is similar to AAOMR guidelines and recommends the use of standard barrier and disinfection/sterilization techniques.