DENTAL RADIOLOGY DIAGNOSTICS
Welcome to the Dental Radiology Diagnostics website, where we provide a dental imaging interpretation service that helps dentists provide the highest quality care for their patients.
All of our oral and maxillofacial radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR) as well as university faculty members.
Each dental imaging report (sample report) allows the referring provider to practice with the confidence and security of knowing that disease or abnormalities have been identified or excluded.
Easily Obtain a Radiology Report in 3 Simple Steps
Don't have a DRDx Account? Simply Register your practice in our HIPAA compliant web portal
Submit a New Case:
- Select Case Type (CBCT, Panoramic, or Comparison)
- Fill in Patient Information and Clinical Information
- Upload DICOM Files
- Make Payment by Credit Card
Case Assigned to Radiologist:
- Standard turnaround is 1 to 4 business days
- Rush turnaround is next business day or sooner
- You will receive an e-mail when the case is completed
- Login to your account to download the completed PDF report
- Access all your case reports 24/7/365 through our secure web portal
* International Fees for each case type may vary.
Note: There is no limit to the size of volumes reviewed.
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Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber
Dr. Heidi Bridget Kohltfarber is the owner and managing oral and maxillofacial radiologist for Dental Radiology Diagnostics and a Dentsply Sirona 3D trainer. In addition, she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University in 2003 and in 2012 she received her master's degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2017, Dr. Kohltfarber received her PhD in Diagnostic Imaging with an emphasis in craniofacial radiology at King's College London...
Dr. John Ludlow
Dr. John Ludlow is an adjunct Professor of the University of North Carolina - North Carolina Oral Health Institute. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan in 1978 and MS in Oral Diagnosis and Radiology in 1983. Dr. Ludlow's academic career has spanned 10 years at the University of Michigan and 25 years at UNC. He is a past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and past secretary of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He is a member of the State of North Carolina Radiation Protection Commission, and a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs.
Dr. Peter Green
Dr. Peter T. Green obtained his D.M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. During dental school he served as a teaching assistant for gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, and also worked in the Division of Oral Pathology's biopsy service. Upon graduation, Dr. Green was awarded membership into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He pursued an additional three years of specialty training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a certificate and M.S. degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology.
Dr. Robert Timothy
After graduating from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 1990, Dr. Timothy joined the US Army dental corps and completed an AEGD one-year residency in general dentistry. After fulfilling his 3-year commitment, he spent 19 years in private practice. In 2012, he returned to the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry to study Oral Maxillofacial Radiology. Upon graduation, he started his academic career at East Carolina School of Dental Medicine where he served as the Unit Chief of Radiology...
Dental Radiology Diagnostics Supports Continuing Education
Several times each year, our Radiologists offer Cone Beam CT courses.
Maximum CT Course
Get the most out of your CBCT and maximize your return on investment by upgrading your diagnostic skills, adding surgical implantology skills, and learn how to be paid for your CT studies, surgical services, and other CT-related treatment by medical insurance. This 3 day course, taught by noted expert clinicians, will give you the foundation to feel confident with your new technology.
The advent of cone beam CT technology has brought many changes into the world of dentistry. This technology allows the clinician to see the region of interest in all three planes and provides a more accurate evaluation of the problem which allows for more accurate treatment planning. However, this technology also provides the clinician with the ability to visualize additional anatomy that wasn't previously appreciated in 2D imagining. This can bring concerns about liability, standard of care, how to convey the advantages of a 3D image with patients and a desire to better understand the anatomical regions of interest and rule out various pathologies. It also raises questions about the medical necessity of a cone beam CT. This course will review not only the pertinent anatomy but help the clinician to better understand patient centered diagnostics from a 3D imaging perspective specifically in the region of the temporomandibular joints, airway and maxillary sinus regions. Abnormal radiographic findings and management including the need for surgical intervention will be discussed in addition to how to approach and evaluate a cone beam CT.
Dental implant surgery is well within the capabilities of most general dental practitioners. This course aims to educate general dentists in the foundations of surgical principles and dental implant surgery. This course is intended for the doctor who is new to implantology, and has placed zero to 25 dental implants in their career. We will focus on simple, straightforward implant cases, so that competence and confidence can be built before progressing to more advanced clinical situations.
Our curriculum begins with the basics of implantology that every clinician should be familiar with before considering their first implant case. We will then expand into atraumatic tooth extraction and ridge preservation grafting, so that we have ideal ridge anatomy in which to place implants. The course will cover the process of patient consultation, so that the doctor will have confidence when discussing implant surgery with prospective patients. Using the foundations of the Astra Tech Implant System EV and GALILEOS CBCT, we will discuss prosthetically-based implant planning and surgery.
Although we emphasize fully-guided techniques, the fundamentals of freehand implant placement will be presented. We will also learn how to anticipate, avoid, and manage the most common complications that are associated with dental implant surgery. Extensive hands-on training with the Astra Tech Implant System EV (both standard and fully-guided) will follow. The student will become very comfortable with the technical skills of implant surgery and the fully guided protocol to make implant placement highly accurate and efficient.
Medical insurance pays for evaluation and treatment for patients commonly associated with CT captured in dental offices. Maximize your investment by learning how to bill AND be paid for imaging and imaging related clinical encounters.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will:
- Understand their liability in owning CBCT and better understand the standard of care in imaging.
- Understand the use of cone beam CT in the diagnosis and management of various pathologies such as TMJ anomalies, limited airway space and sinus issues.
- Understand abnormal radiographic findings and how to manage them including the need for medically necessary surgical intervention/reconstruction and grafting.
- Know how to write a Radiographic Report of findings to submit to medical insurance for payment.
- Understand the fundamentals of implantology.
- Be familiar with atraumatic extraction techniques and ridge preservation in order to maximize the volume of bone at the implant surgical site.
- Understand the potential risks and complications that accompany dental implant surgery, and how to manage them if the occur.
- Know how to use the concept of prosthetically-based implant planning to determine the proper position and orientation.
- Become familiar with using CBCT software to plan implant surgery and how to order a surgical guide.
- Have hands-on experience using the Astra Tech Implant System EV standard and guided surgery kits.
- Be comfortable with discussing implant surgery with patients and with post-operative management to assure success after surgery.
- Medical billing protocols for exams and radiology (2D and 3D)
- Medical billing protocols specific for CT related to prosthetically driven guided surgery
- Effective Preauthorization of CT and surgery
- Synergistic and complementary systems between your evaluation/treatment workflow and your medical billing protocols
- Coding CT and surgery cases
* Contact us to be notified of future courses
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The Global Summits Institute inducted Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber to the 2020 World's Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry. The honorary recognition is a lifetime achievement award for exceptional services rendered to the art and science of the profession of dentistry.
The Global Summits Institute is a preeminent peer-to-peer organization in recognizing leading doctors, dentists, and specialists who exemplify clinical excellence, innovation, research, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship in serving hummanity and advancing the global healthcare industry.
Dr. Heidi Koltfarber exemplifies the core values of integrity, leadership and service and was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its
85th Annual Convocation in San Francisco, California on September 6, 2019.
The International College of Dentists (ICD) is the pre-eminent honorary organization of the world's outstanding dentists involved in "Serving Others".
Join dental radiologist and professor Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber for an in-depth discussion on 2D and 3D imaging including a comparative review between 2D and 3D technologies, diagnosing capabilities, and ability for general dentists to do procedures in-house. Dr. Kohltfarber will also compare the financial impact of 2D and 3D including the initial investment and the income opportunities associated with bringing more 3D imaging-enabled procedures in-house.
Many dentists shy away from radiology and 3D Imaging...but why do you think that is? Is it because of expenses or are we afraid of all the myths we've heard about it over the years? In the latest podcast episode, I invite dental radiologist, Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber from Dental Radiology Diagnostics to reveal the truth about radiology and 3D imagining in dentistry. What makes you liable? How much radiation comes from our machines? Find out all this and more when you tune in to the full episode.
Dental radiology of 30 years ago has evolved in to Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology due to the advances in 3D technology and CBCT. Dr. Reznick discusses many topics in this interview with Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber.
Dental Radiology Diagnostics Proudly Supports Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging
The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging - the Image Gently Alliance - is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging worldwide. The primary objective of the Alliance is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children. The ultimate goal of the Alliance is to change practice.
The Alliance chose to focus first on computed tomography (CT) scans. The dramatic increase in the number of pediatric CT scans performed in the United States in the past seven years and the rapid evolution, change, and availability of CT technology and equipment well justify this Alliance strategy. The campaign has grown to include: parent information, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Digital Radiography.
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