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CBCT Imaging for Everyday Dentistry

Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ is changing how dentists think about 3D


While many manufacturers offer low dose options, only Planmeca delivers an average reduction in dose of 77% with no statistical reduction in image quality.Additionally, Planmeca Ultra Low Dose technology is available in all resolutions so you see the detail you need and make an accurate diagnosis.

HD Resolution

HD Resolution with Ultra Low Dose

Low Dose Resolution

Low Dose Resolution with Ultra Low Dose

Normal Resolution with Ultra Low Dose

Normal Resolution


Can you see what is causing this patient pain from the intraoral periapical? The Planmeca Ultra Low Dose CBCT image reveals an abscess on tooth 15. With an accurate diagnosis made in a timely manner, dentists have an increased opportunity for early intervention and treating the issue immediately versus putting the area on a watch.

3D imaging provides general practitioners with a wealth of information not available with 2D radiography. Using Planmeca Ultra Low Dose technology (ULD), dentists can acquire CBCT images at the same or lower patient radiation dose compared to traditional 2D radiology. This paves the way for using CBCT technology in everyday dentistry.

Learn more about our technology by contacting a specialist today.


1 According to “Dosimetry of Orthodontic Diagnostic FOVs Using Low Dose CBCT Protocol” by JB Ludlow and J Koivisto.

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Reducing unnecessary patient exposure is always a top priority for dental professionals. Watch how Planmeca Ultra Low Dose technology can be used as a new “3D PA” when a patient presents with discomfort exposing the patient to less radiation than a 2D intraoral periapical while achieving an accurate and timely diagnosis.


Board-certified radiologist, Dr. Peter Green, talks about the ionizing effect of radiation and why it’s critical for dentists to limit patient exposure.


Planmeca Senior Product Manager and CBCT imaging expert, Brent Garvin, shares Planmeca’s commitment to lowering patient radiation and the technology behind our Planmeca CBCT systems.


Michael Young, DDS

Forever Young Dentistry

“One of the reasons I purchased a Planmeca CBCT unit was the low dose technology,” Dr. Young explained. “I called my rep and asked for the dose information on my Planmeca ProMax® 3D Classic. I wanted to see the numbers myself. What I learned really opened my eyes. By using Planmeca’s Ultra Low Dose technology, I can take a 5x5 limited view of the area of concern, which is delivers the same or low patient radiation compared to the 2D periapical, and we can make an accurate diagnosis right away. This became my ‘3D PA’ and I follow this imaging protocol when a patient comes in with discomfort. It’s been incredible. There are so many benefits. With an earlier diagnosis, treatment could be provided sooner, resulting in less bony destruction and tooth loss. This paradigm shift from 2D PA to 3D PA is better for our patients, and it’s better for our practices because we must be efficient, especially now.”


For more information, download any of these publications and learn how Planmeca ULD is making CBCT imaging a must-have tool for the general dentist.

3D Imaging for Everyday DentistryCBCT Guides the Game Plan for the Quarterback of DentistryDentistry Disrupted with Planmeca Ultra Low Dose 3D ImagingUsing CBCT to Full Extent to Maintain Patient SafetyAccurate Diagnostics, Safer ImagingPlanmeca Ultra Low Dose Guide
Is ULD 3D the New PA?Watch Dr. Young’s presentation “3D Dentistry Roadmap Paradigm Shift Ahead”To watch Dr. Green’s full presentation on Responsible Radiation, click here.Responsible Radiation