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CDDP Issue 5CDDP Issue 5

Cone Beam CT Scanner (CBCT)

Ediz has recently purchased a state of the art Cone Beam CT Scanner (CBCT). This provides high resolution images of patient’s anatomy to allow precise diagnosis and treatment planning for any surgical procedures such as root canal surgery, wisdom teeth removal and dental implant treatment.
Compared to conventional dental x-rays which are two dimensional, CBCT scanners will provide a more accurate three dimensional image with far lower radiation dose than conventional hospital CT scanners. The patient does not need to be lying down, and typically the scan takes 12 seconds to do.


CBCT Scanner Benefits:
•  Dental implants: The imaging software allows much better implant position planning and visualisation of the nerve in the lower jaw.
•  Wisdom teeth extraction: An accurate image of partially buried wisdom teeth can be assessed and their position to vital structures
•  Root canal treatment: Assessment of root canal anatomy and positon of extra root canals and any associated root canal pathology such as cysts can be analysed.


At Clifton Down Dental Practice, we receive referrals from other dental surgeries to conduct any CBCT investigations. If deemed necessary, they are reported by a consultant Radiologist.

Rob Tyrrell

With the success of Rob Tyrrell joining the team, we are pleased to inform you he will continue at the Practice in order to help us with our increasing number of patients.
Rob provides a broad range of general dental treatments and has a particular interest in oral surgery and Facial Aesthetics, including anti-wrinkle injection therapy.

SPECIALIST SERVICES

Roger Yates, Restorative Dentistry

Roger Yates trained at Birmingham Dental Hospital qualifying in 1984. The following 5 year period was spent developing skills in hospital services including 3 years as a Registrar in Restorative Dentistry. He spent the following 7 years in general dental practice before returning to hospital services at Bristol where he completed Specialist training in Restorative Dentistry and gained a Consultant post in 2003. He has lectured extensively particularly in Periodontology and published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals. 

Scott Deacon, Consultant Orthodontist

Scott runs an established private practice offering aesthetic orthodontic options including various lingual appliances, aesthetic ceramic brackets and Invisalign aligners to deliver high quality outcomes. He has significant experience of working with aesthetic surgeons both within the NHS and in the private sector to improve tooth alignment and appearance whilst supporting facial aesthetics in the long term. He also undertakes medico-legal work providing a specialist orthodontic opinion on clinical negligence cases. He has developed a wide referral base during his 10 years in private practice comprising dental practices and self-referrals.
Following graduation from the University of Bristol in 1997, Scott spent the next 8 years furthering his training in Belfast, Brighton and Manchester including maxillofacial surgery, management of TMJ dysfunction, paediatric dentistry, specialist training in orthodontics and a Masters level degree at the University of Manchester.
Scott was appointed as Clinical Director of the South West Cleft Service in 2014 and he has been the Lead Consultant Orthodontist for this regional service since 2005. He is also the Clinical Project Lead for the CRANE Database at Royal College of Surgeons; a national register of all babies born with cleft lip and cleft palate in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which assesses the quality of care provided in specialist centres. He undertakes an active role in teaching orthodontic topics to a range of audiences, from undergraduate students to orthodontic specialists. He was the Course Director for the postgraduate orthodontic programme at the University of Bristol and the Training Programme Director for orthodontics within the South West of England area.
He has authored textbook chapters and publications on cleft care and orthodontics and published in international journals on surgical and orthodontic outcomes in cleft treatment. He is currently an Editor for the Cochrane Oral Health Group. It is this variety of specialist experience that has led to Scott's growing media profile, including appearances on BBC TV and radio, Sky News and Channel 5 on topics including toothbrushes and cleft care.
Scott would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how his services can complement your existing offering.