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

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

Friday and Saturday Course Dates:
October 27-28, 2017 #40 (FULL)
November 10-11, 2018 #41 (2 PLACES REMAIN)
February 9-10, 2018 #42
March 9-10, 2017 #43

Friday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Lecture Site
Office of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Root Canal Specialists, LLC

Course Description

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 assessments.
  5. Describe the 4 radiographic features 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.

Sponsor: Carestream Dental

CE Credits Awarded: 14.5
Teaching Method: Lecture
Subject Code: 074

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Periapical radiograph and CBCT reconstructed sagittal, coronal and axial views

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 limited 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 CBCT unit. This part of the seminar is a must if you are considering remodeling or constructing a new office.

Reservation Information

Your course fee includes lunch on Friday and Saturday. Please see a list of nearby hotels below and make your own hotel reservation. Parking is available on-site at your cost.

Please make your check payable to “EndoNet Consulting, LLC.” We also accept payment by all major credit cards. You may contact us by telephone: 301-654-6077, fax: 301-654-0021 or email: course@endonet.com.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy
Written cancellation requests will be accepted up to 10 business days prior to the program. A 50% refund of registration fees will be given after that date. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel any course at any time for any reason. If the course is full when your registration is received, you will be so notified; please do not make transportation or hotel reservations until your registration is confirmed. If the course is rescheduled or cancelled by EndoNet Consulting, LLC, for any reason, applicants will receive a full refund of the course tuition and standard airline cancellation fees limited to $200, if any, as the applicant’s sole remedy.  We shall not be responsible for any other loss incurred by you as a result of the rescheduling or cancellation. There will be no refund for partial attendance.  Hotel cancellation policies apply to your hotel reservations.

Special Notice
EndoNet courses are available to all dentists, but focus on CBCT in endodontics. The course is specially tailored to endodontic specialists and residents. There are no course prerequisites except a dental degree. Attendees are not required to bring any materials, computers or CBCT viewing software.

Recording of the meeting by any device or means is strictly prohibited.

Travel Information
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD)  are approximately a 30 minute taxi ride away, but Reagan National has the added convenience of Metro (subway) service. Our office is on the Metro Red Line, one block from the Friendship Heights station. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is not recommended because it is located about one-hour away by taxi. The one-way taxi charge is about $80.00.

Payment Information

Category
Tuition
First endodontist
$1,885
Additional endodontist from same practice
$1,585
Endodontic resident
$725

Contact Information
Telephone 301-654-6077
Fax 301-654-0021
Address 5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 815, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815-6901
E-Mail course@endonet.com

Nearby Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott (first choice recommendation, 5 minute walk)
301-656-1500
5520 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion (second choice recommendation, 5 minute walk)
800-362-2779; 202-362-9300
4300 Military Road
Washington DC 20815

Hyatt Regency Bethesda (10 minute taxi ride or Metro 1 stop)
800-233-1234; 301-657-1234
One Bethesda Metro
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Residence Inn Bethesda Hotel by Marriott (10 minute taxi ride or Metro 1 stop)
800-331-3131; 301-718-0200
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Large Full Service Hotels, Downtown DC
JW Marriott Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20004
202-393-2000; 800-228-9290

Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC (Five Star) 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007
202-342-0444

Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC  (Five Star) 1330 Maryland Ave. SW At 12th Street, Washington, DC 20024
866-526-6567

Hay-Adams, Washington, DC (Five Star) 800 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006
800-491-7598

Sofitel, Washington, DC (Five Star) 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
866-599-6674

The Jefferson, Washington, DC (Five Star) 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
844-663-2269

Restaurant information can be found at the Washingtonian Magazine website.