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CT Dentascan

CT Dentascan is a 3D scan which uses advanced software to construct unique 3D pictures of your jaw and surrounding tissues. This is useful to assess the position of impacted teeth, or plan dental implants, as accurate and precise measurements can be made from Dentascan images.

How do I prepare?

  • There is no preparation required for a Dentascan.
  • You will be asked to remove any jewellery or metal items from your head and neck area including hair accessories, dentures and plates.
  • You will not be able to have this scan if you are pregnant.

Technology and Team

Each of our practices use different equipment. Your Dentascan will be conducted by an experienced Radiographer.

A Radiographer (or Medical Imaging Technologist) is a university trained health professional who operates medical imaging equipment such as CT, X-ray and MRI scanners.

Radiographers work closely with Radiologists to ensure the best image is taken to assist with clinical diagnosis and to monitor or treat a patients illness or injury. Radiographers have a thorough understanding of the body’s structure, how it is affected by injury, and the causes and effects of disease.


What happens during my examination

A Dentascan is performed on a CT scanner. Special Dentascan software is attached to the CT and ensures low radiation dose and to enable the Radiographer to reconstruct your scan into a 3D image.

It is important that you follow any instructions closely, and that you hold still. Occasionally an X-ray or Dentascan may need to be repeated if the position is not exact, or if there is some movement during the scan.

Your dentist or specialist may sometimes provide you with a special plate you will need to bite down on during the scan. Alternatively, you may need to bite onto a paddle pop stick to separate you top and bottom teeth.

The table will move your head into the machine for the scan, and will then slide back out once the scan is complete.

The scan will last approximately 10 minutes.

After your examination

The results of your Dentascan will be sent directly to your referring Doctor and we encourage you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results with them.


The cost of your Dentascan will depend on who refers you for the scan. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.

Locations providing this service

189 Lake Street Cairns

189 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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16 Weippin Street (Opposite Redland Hospital) Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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105 City Road,
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

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Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre
Suite 3, 16 Thompson Street
Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

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Browns Plains

14 Grand Plaza Drive,
Browns Plains, QLD, 4118

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Cairns Private Hospital

144 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Ground Floor,
Rickey Street,
Capalaba, QLD, 4157

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Douglas Discovery Rise

Clinical Practice Building,
James Cook Drive (cnr Mt Stuart Street),
Douglas, QLD, 4814

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Gold Coast Airport Central

Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga, QLD, 4225

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Gold Coast Private Hospital

Ground Floor, 14 Hill Street, Southport, QLD, 4215

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73 Highfields Road
Highfields, QLD, 4352

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Logan Road

589 Logan Road,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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Mackay Fourways

96 Nebo Road,
West Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Mater Private Hospital Mackay

76 Willetts Road,
North Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Mater Private Hospital Springfield

30 Health Care Drive,
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300

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Russell Street

127 Russell Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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128 Queen Street ,
Southport, QLD 4215

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St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba

280 North Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane

411 Main Street,
Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169

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Sunnybank Private Hospital

Level 1, Sunnybank Private Medical Centre
245 McCullough Street,
Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

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Ground Floor, 32 Morrow Street, Taringa, QLD, 4068

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318 Mulgrave Road,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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