“Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics”

with Martin D. Levin, DMD and Barry Pass, DDS, PhD

Friday and Saturday Course Dates:
September 15-16, 2017 #39 (3 places remain)
October 27-28, 2017 #40 (FULL)



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.

Educational objectives:

  1. Describe the endodontic applications of CBCT.
  2. Describe limited field high-resolution CBCT imaging and how it differs from standard dental CBCTs and medical CTs.
  3. Understand how volumetric analysis improves detection of endodontic and non-endodontic pathosis.
  4. Learn how to select cases for limited field CBCT examination.
  5. Describe the 4 radiographic characteristics common to lesions of endodontic origin.
  6. 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


Course Contents

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.”

Marketing Strategies

  • 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

Office Design

  • 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.
Periapical radiograph and CBCT reconstructed sagittal, coronal and axial views

Periapical radiograph and CBCT reconstructed sagittal, coronal and axial views