3D Imaging

Cone Beam CT Scan

We are always looking for ways to improve our oral and maxillofacial practice and provide even better care for our patients. That’s why we have invested in the CS 9600 imaging system. It features breakthrough innovations that enable us to scan our patients quickly, accurately and comfortably. The CS 9600 enables us to obtain the 2D and 3D images we need without sending patients to outside imaging centers and gives Dr. Schmitt state-of-the-art technology to help him diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence.


Unlike traditional 2-D X-rays, a CBCT (Cone-Beam Computerized Tomography) machine rotates around the body, taking a large quantity of images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam which the computer then puts together to give us a three dimensional view of structures. This type of imaging gives us more information to work with when diagnosing, treating and preparing you for oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures such as dental implant placement and the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.


We want to emphasize that we follow every precaution to minimize patient exposure to radiation whenever we obtain images for diagnosis and treatment. The CS 9600 addresses this issue and strictly adheres to the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle. The system’s high-power generator allows us to acquire high-quality images at a lower dose to the patient than other imaging systems. The system also allows us to target the exact area for exposure so that other tissues around the mouth will not be unnecessarily irradiated—which is another way the system limits the patient’s radiation exposure. Let us know if you think there is any chance you may be pregnant.

The CS 9600 features one of the highest 2D and 3D image resolutions available, which provides us with an unprecedented level of anatomical insight and enables us to diagnose more confidently. The sharp, highly detailed and contrasted images provide patients with a unique view of their oral and facial structures and helps them see exactly what Dr. Schmitt sees. Patients can then feel more comfortable with their treatment decisions.

All these features and functions result in better information, safer scans and more informed diagnoses. We feel that this new imaging system helps us significantly enhance what matters to us most: Patient care.