People ask me a lot, "How safe is it to get a CT scan done?" And the answer is, historically, there was a lot of radiation involved. And medically, there is still a decent amount of radiation involved. But the reason I differentiate between medically and dental, a dental CT scan like we take here is about one thirty-seventh the radiation that a medical CT is giving you. So it's much, much safer than it used to be. And it's much, much safer than medical.
To give you idea of how that translates, if you'd gone on a flight from Atlanta to LA, you're receiving about the same amount of radiation that you get from a CT scan with us. And that CT scan gives us an enormous amount of information. We are able to truly do an enormous amount of virtual planning and protection for you, looking for important things, like where a nerve is, where pathology is, where sinuses are, things like that. And this is an example of doing an implant surgery here, that without a CT scan, there's no way that I'm doing this, because you just need this quality of image to do this kind of surgery.
So it's worth it. It's safe. And we use it routinely because it's worth it and because it's safe.