Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 9 - 2021
A Cross Sectional Survey of Availability and Cost of Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ra’ed Al-Sadhan*
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Ra’ed Al-Sadhan, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Received: July 24, 2021; Published: August 28, 2021


Aim: The aim of this study was to assess availability and economic cost of oral and maxillofacial radiology services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was made of a representative sample of 194 dental centers in Riyadh.

Results: The response rate was 29.4% and 194 dental centers were surveyed. All the centers who replied had intraoral radiography and only 63.1% had occlusal radiography. Almost all (98.25%) had panoramic radiography and most of them had cephalometric radiography (91.2%). Only 19% had CBCT. The average price for an intraoral radiograph was 14.27 US$, 19.12 US$ for an occlusal radiograph, 52 US$ for a panoramic radiograph and 65.2 US$ for a cephalometric radiograph. The average costs of the different field of view CBCT examinations ranged from 117.59 US$ for small, 147.66 US$ for medium and 193 US$ for the large.

Conclusion: Unlike conventional intraoral and extraoral radiographic examinations which are widely available at most dental clinics in Riyadh, most dental clinics do not have CBCT units and the examination costs much more and has a wider range.

Keywords: Dental Health Services; Radiography; Dental; Cone Beam Computed Tomography; Costs and Cost Analysis; Diagnostic; Oral Health


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Citation: Ra’ed Al-Sadhan. “A Cross Sectional Survey of Availability and Cost of Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”. EC Dental Science 20.9 (2021): 51-55.

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