Is Pan Bitewings the same as Intra-oral bitewings?

There are certain companies that are out there trying to sell their Pan as the solution to x-rays.  They claim their machine is the only machine that does Pans and bitewings.  First of all, this is not true!!!  There are many machines that can take bitewings but will not use that as a selling feature.  Why you may ask?  Because reputable companies like Carestream and VaTech and others know that it is not possible to get the same diagnosis as an intra-oral x-ray.  Well here is another study that proves that companies that make this claim are selling you a machine that they want you to buy, not what is best for your practice.  ProMax is not the answer to all your needs.

Here is the study but the conclusion is this:  Conclusion: “Intraoral bitewing radiography was superior to extra oral bitewing and panoramic radiography in diagnosing proximal caries of premolar and molar teeth”

British Study Extra oral bitewings

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