For the past 20 years an incredible technology called cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been around in the world of Dentistry that uses x-ray technology but create a 3-D scan of the mouth and skull. Modern versions can actually do a reconstruction of the data allowing surgeons in Dentists to see intimate details that you simply cannot see in a two-dimensional film x-ray. Unfortunately this technology is still not mainstream and not available in the larger portion of dental clinics around the globe, and with the growing number of people suffering from chronic diseases looking for more answers about their health and trying to connect more dots, they are looking to the dentist to see if it could be coming from failed dental treatments. The only non invasive way to diagnose this is with the 3-D CBCT. Dr Stanley talks briefly on why this technology needs to be more mainstream why patients should demand this simple diagnostic test prior to engaging in any complicated surgery, implant treatment or orthodontic movement. There is much that can be overlooked in a simple two dimensional film x-ray, a technology that is almost 100 years old. In all other areas of medicine, diagnostic technologies have evolved immensely, why is it acceptable to still have 2-D x-ray as the primary tool of diagnostics? Time for a change!