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Enhanced patient care through collaborative team play: An orthodontist and an OMF.Radiologist’s collective perspective

Sumit Yadav1Aditya Tadinada2
1Division of Orthodontics, 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, UCONN School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
Corresponding Author:

Sumit Yadav

UCONN School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.
E-mail: syadav@uchc.edu

Corresponding Author:

Sumit Yadav

UCONN School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.
E-mail: syadav@uchc.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2321-1407.155828 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


The overarching theme of patient-centric care should serve as the fundamental basis for our treatment plans. Treatment plans that best utilize knowledge; training and technology must be developed on current evidence that rests on soundly researched principles. In orthodontics, the evolution of cone beam computed tomography as a new three-dimensional imaging modality has brought a paradigm shift in the radiographic evaluation of the maxillofacial structures. However, the coming of new technology does not warrant its use in routine practice and tight imaging protocols must be developed to include and promote the evidence-based patient-centric approach. This principle is best approached if the effort is a collaborative one. Collaboration between all the disciplines that contribute to patient care must act as a unified force to deliver superior care. In this editorial, we present a successful collaborative effort between orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial radiology that have engaged in collaborative efforts to deliver superior patient care, better predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs and how this effort has yielded excellent contribution to research.
Keywords: Two-dimensional imaging, three-dimensional imaging, radiation dose

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