Who is CDI?
CDI is a dental imaging centre that specializes in acquiring a cone beam CT and intra-oral photographs.
What is a cone-beam x-ray or CBCT?
- A cone beam x-ray or CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) is a compact faster and safer version of the medical CT where the size of the scanner, radiation dosage and time needed for scanning are greatly reduced
- A typical CBCT scanner is easily accessible by patients with a full scan being typically under twenty seconds and the radiation dosage is up to a ten times less than that of a medical CT scanner.
- The CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck).
Why is it necessary to have this type of x-ray taken?
This type of x-ray provides the dentist with greater accuracy and more reliable information allowing him/her to make a better informed diagnosis, treatment plan, and evaluation of certain conditions.
CBCT is standard of care for dental implants and sinus evaluation/diagnosis and is used in many facets of dentistry including Endo, Ortho, TMJ, Airway, Surgery and Impactions.
Do I need a referral to have a scan taken?
Yes you do need a referral either from your dentist or from Dr. Jack DeGruchy who is available at CDI and can complete the referral after an initial consultation.
Are any of the services covered by my dental insurance or my extended health coverage?
We are a non-assignment office so you will be issued a receipt which you can then submit to your insurance company. The dental code will be printed on your receipt; however, you can call your insurance company ahead of time for a pre-determination of fees that are covered. Call CDI for your code (dependant on the size of the scan).
Who will see these x-rays and photographs and can I take mine with me?
- The referring dental office will receive a copy of your scan and/or photographs.
- Patients may request a copy CD for a $20 fee (N/C if you have been referred by Dr. Jack DeGruchy)
What is our location and contact information?
We are located in Orchard Plaza at 221-1890 Cooper Road, Kelowna BC (V1Y 8B7)
How long is the appointment and are there special considerations?
The appointments generally take 10-15 minutes. You will be asked to fill out a small questionnaire and you will be asked to remove any metal around the head and neck area including earrings, piercings, necklaces, hearing aids, partials and Ortho appliances etc. prior to acquiring your scan.
In some cases your denture may be included in the scan so please bring them with you.
Can you accommodate wheelchairs or special needs chairs.
Yes we can!
What are your hours of operation?
Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM and Fridays 8:00 AM until noon.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept Cash, Debit, Visa, & MasterCard
Do I have to remove jewelry and dental appliances?
Yes, you will be asked to remove all jewelry (including earrings and any facial piercings), hairpins, hair accessories, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and any removable dental work such as dentures and partials at the time of your appointment.