“Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics”
Friday and Saturday Course Dates:
September 15-16, 2017 #39
October 27-28, 2017 #40
Endodontic therapy depends on diagnostic radiographs and image-guided treatment. Periapical and panoramic radiography have been augmented by the recent introduction of high-resolution CBCT, allowing three-dimensional assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, canal morphology, root and alveolar fractures, resorptive lesions and anatomy prior to surgery. This course will highlight the advantages of CBCT imaging in light of recent research demonstrating a significant increase in lesion visualization when compared to periapical radiographs.
- Describe the endodontic applications of CBCT.
- Describe limited field high-resolution CBCT imaging and how it differs from standard dental CBCTs and medical CTs.
- Understand how volumetric analysis improves detection of endodontic and non-endodontic pathosis.
- Learn how to select cases for limited field CBCT examination.
- Describe the 4 radiographic characteristics common to lesions of endodontic origin.
- Understand how CBCT radiation exposure compares to periapical, panoramic and medical CTs.
Please join us for this two-day course. We will explore the benefits of adding CBCT to an endodontic office setting, including, training, implementation, consent process, radiologist over-reads, and marketing.
Approved PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2017
Provider ID# 217812
Established and new practices can benefit. Position yourself for the future with this highly practical and motivating seminar.
What is CBCT and How Does it Work?
- Principles of CBCT
- Comparison of panoramic, CBCT and medical CT imaging
- Advantages of focused field CBCT
- Dosimetry of CBCT
- Orthogonal planes
- Field of view (FOV)
- Resolution, windowing, levels
- Review of maxillary sinus anatomy and pathology
Evidence-Based Endodontic Applications
- Clinical decision making
- Diagnosis and treatment planning
- Acute and chronic periradicular abscesses
- Revision therapy
- Root fracture
- Resorptive lesions (internal, external and cervical)
- Intra-operative uses
- Occult findings
Interpretation of CBCT Volumes
- How a radiologist analyzes a volume
- Understanding medical history and chief complaint: CBCT
- Assessment of artifacts
- Reporting your findings
- How and when to have a volume over-read by a radiologist
Referrals and Consent Process
- Understand the elements of the written referral process and disclaimer
- Patient “Record of Discussion and Consent Form” and “Record of Discussion and Informed Refusal.”
- Cost effective tools for practice building using CBCT: lunches, lunch groups, office receptions, newsletters, broadcast emails, educational meetings for referring doctors, study club meetings and the Internet.
- New concepts for promoting your practice, including: publicity, public relations and branding.
- Creating a Web site that communicates your vision of creating a patient-centered experience.
- Patient education materials
- A tour of our office with a review of office construction details, materials, design concepts and installation of the CS9000 3D and CS8100 3D. This part of the seminar is a must if you are considering remodeling or constructing a new office.