3D Xray  

3D Dental X-Ray For Dental Practices in Colchester

This page is intended for the use of Dental Practices for whom we offer a referral service for 3D X-Ray Imaging. Imaging Referral Form.

3D Xray

We are pleased to be able to offer a referral service for 3D scanning. Mile End Dental Clinic offers referring dentists a leading edge 3D scanner, the Sirona ORTHOPHOS XG 3D. The Sirona ORTHOPHOS XG 3D is a high quality dental imaging system with panoramic, optional cephalometric and Cone Beam 3D imaging programs.

This service is intended to be used by dentists who wish to refer patients to Mile End Dental Clinic for advanced imaging with 3D CBCT prior to dental implant treatment, orthodontics, oral surgery or other related dental indications.

Prior to the patient having a 3D CBCT scan, the patient will be reviewed by a qualified dentist. This will ensure that the correct positioning is carried out prior to the image exposure and that any radiographic stent is correctly placed during the procedure.

You will benefit from 3D imaging with more accurate clinical information and treatment planning tools. 3D imaging enables clinicians to see detailed anatomical structures with three dimensional reconstructions and cross-sectional views.

Dental practices can refer patients to us so they can provide their patients with the very best possible pre and post dental care.

3D Scanner allows you to:

  • Observe detailed anatomical structure.
  • Avoid damage to sensitive structure such as nerves in the process of implant surgery.
  • Check impacted teeth positions accurately.
  • Plan pre-implant surgery effectively.
  • Reduce surgery time as a result of more accurate diagnoses.
  • Get patient’s consent and confidence that you have selected the right treatment plan.

Patient Benefits

  • Safer treatment for your patients.
  • Assists communication with your patients.
  • Improved success rates with your procedures.
  • Lower radiation dosage for patients – ten times lower than medical x-ray scanners.
  • Prior to the patient having a 3D CBCT scan, the patient will be reviewed by a qualified dentist.


Patient fees for 3D scanning. We can either charge the patient directly or provide a separate invoice to the referring clinician. Payment will be taken, from the patient, on the day for most examinations unless an arrangement has been made for the fee to be paid by the referrer. We accept cheques, most credit and debit cards and cash. Scan Options and Costs: Dental OPG: £46 Referring for a CBCT scan Please use the referral form for 3D Digital Imaging and fax back to us on 01206 835097 Post to 13A Nayland Road Colchester Essex CO4 5EG Or scan and email to: [email protected] Expect your patient to be with us for 30 minutes or so. They will be asked to remove any metal containing jewellery or prostheses which may affect the imaging. If you require further information please contact practice on 01206 752500. MILE END DENTAL CLINIC DOES NOT REPORT ON SCANS AND RADIOGRAPHS PROVIDED FOR REFERRING DENTISTS. TO COMPLY WITH THE IRMER 2000 REGULATIONS, ALL RADIOGRAPHS AND SCANS ARE REQUIRED TO BE REVIEWED AND REPORTED BY THE REFERRING PRACTITIONER OR BY A RADIOLOGIST. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL SCANS AND OTHER RADIOGRAPHIC EXAMINATIONS BE REPORTED UPON TO RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF COINCIDENTAL PATHOLOGY.

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