Kıvanç Kamburoğlu did his DDS in 1999 from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, MSc in 2002 from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology Department. He served as Research fellow at Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine Department, Tel Aviv University from 2005 to 2007. He got his PhD from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology Department in 2007. He did military service between December 2007 and December 2008 where he served as second lieutenant doctor in the Turkish Army; located at Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Dental Sciences Center, Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Ankara. From 2009 to 2011 he served as a research associate at Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology Department. In 2011, He was appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. Between 2011 April and 2012 April he worked as a visiting post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology & Imaging Department of Louisville University, Faculty of Dentistry, Louisville, Kentucky, US. In 2014, he recieved Bachelor of Public Adminstration from Anadolu University. He is well published in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology and serves as a reviewer and board member for several national and international journals. He is an active member of several international associations related to his field. He served as the Vice President of Turkish Oral Diagnosis and Maxillofacial Radiology Society between 2013 and 2017.


Cone Beam Computerized Tomography - General Informatıon and Technical Specifications

First adapted for potential clinical use in 1982 at the Mayo Clinic Biodynamics Research Laboratory, the initial interest in Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) was focused primarily on applications in angiography, radiotherapy and mammography. A practical cone-beam algorithm for tomographic reconstruction of 2-D projection data was first illustrated by Feldkamp in 1984, who, used a back-projection formula to directly reconstruct a three-dimensional density function from a set of two-dimensional projections. CBCT units dedicated to dento-maxillofacial radiology could not be marketed for another 15 years because economic x-ray tubes, high-quality detector systems and sufficiently powerful personal computers were unavailable. Eventually, in 1999, the first dento-maxillofacial CBCT unit, the NewTom DVT 9000, designed by Attilio Tacconi and Piero Mozzo and produced by QR, Inc. of Verona, Italy, was introduced in Europe. Revolutionary CBCT applications reached the dental market in the 2000s, marking the beginning of a new era in the field of dento-maxillofacial radiology. New technological specifications and settings include multiple field of views (FOVs) and voxels that can better address a variety of specific tasks. There are also several hybrid machines offering CBCT imaging along with panoramic and cephalometric radiography. CBCT possesses a number of advantages over medical CT in clinical practice, such as lower effective radiation doses, lower costs, fewer space requirements, easier image acquisition, and interactive display modes such as mutiplanar reconstruction that are applicable to maxillofacial imaging. However, the disadvantages of CBCT include higher doses than two-dimensional imaging; the inability to accurately represent the internal structure of soft tissues and soft-tissue lesions; a limited correlation with Hounsfield Units for standardized quantification of bone density; and the presence of various types of image artifacts, mainly those produced by metal restorations. In addition, liability issues related to CBCT remain unresolved.