“Use of CBCT in Endodontics” Course Recommended Reading


Welcome to the CBCT Learning Center’s list of recommended published reference materials, by category.


1. Download PDF: “Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics” as published in the International Journal of Dentistry

2. Link to AAE and AAOMR Joint Position Statement on CBCT, 2015 Update

3. Link to Google Books, Pathways of the Pulp, Chapter 2, Nair M, Levin M, Nair U. Radiographic Interpretation. In: Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp by K. Hargreaves and L. Berman, ed. Mosby: St. Louis, Chp 2, 2014.

Technical Review:

Pauwels R, Araki K, Siewerdsen JH, Thongvigitmanss SS. Technical aspects of dental CBCT: State of the art. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2015;44:2014022. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

Radiation Dose:

Pauwels, Ruben, et al. “Effective dose range for dental cone beam computed tomography scanners.” European journal of radiology 81.2 (2012): 267-271. Link click here.

Detection of Apical Periodontitis:

1. Leonardi Dutra K, Haas L, Porporatti AL, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of cone-beam computed tomography and conventional radiography on apical periodontitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Endod 2016;42:356-364.

2. Estrela C, Bueno MR, Leles CR, et al. Accuracy of cone beam computed tomography and panoramic and periapical radiography for detection of apical periodontitis. J Endod 2008;34:273-9.

3. de Paula-Silva FW, Wu MK, Leonardo MR, de Silva LA, Wesselink PR. Accuracy of periapical radiography and cone beam computed tomography scans in diagnosing apical periodontitis using histopathological findings as a gold standard. J Endod 2009;35:1009-12.

Persistent Dento-Alveolar Pain Disorder (PDAP)

Nixdorf DR, Moana-Filho EJ, et al. Frequency of persistent tooth pain after root canal therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis, J Endod 2010;36:224-230. [PMC free article]

1. Yaylali IT, Alacam T. Critical assessment of search strategies in systematic reviews in endodontics. J Endod 2016;42:854-860.

2. Mota de Almeida, Huumonen S, Molander A, Ohman A, Kvist T. Computed tomography (CT) in the selection of treatment for root-filled maxillary molars with apical periodontitis. Dentomaxillofac Radiol, 2016 Apr 12:Pe20150391. [Epub ahead of print].

The Maxxilary Sinus - Medical and Surgical Management, Duncavage Pathways of the Pulp, Ed 11 978-3-319-31466-21

Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Sarment Diagnostic Imaging - Oral and Maxillofacial, Koenig

Dr. Levin has contributed to the following recently published texts:
Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp , Cone Beam Computed Tomography, 3D Imaging in Endodontics, Ingle’s Endodontics (submitted)

Quad Schools Lecture, University of Texas at Houston

Houston, TX (February 21, 2014) Dr. Levin lectured at the Quad Schools Lecture a the University of Texas at Houston at the invitation of the residents and fellows in the Department of Endodontics. The endodontic programs in attendance were the University of Louisiana, Baylor College of Dentistry, University of Texas at Houston and WHASC at Joint Base San Antonio. Dr. Levin spoke about the CPoint, a new endodontic obturation system. He included a discussion on the use of CBCT in healing assessments and the advantages of using a materials with lower radiopacity value such as the CPoint.

Dr. Levin will address the Canadian Academy of Endodontics in Banff, CA

Dr. Levin has been invited to address the Canadian Academy of Endodontists 51st Annual Meeting in on August 28, 2015 in Banff, Canada on new endodontic obturation technologies. The program will include published and in-process research that supports new approaches to endodontic treatment.

Dr. Levin joins committee to update the AAE-AAOMR CBCT Position Statement

Dr. Levin has been appointed to a special committee to update the Joint Position Statement of the American Association of Endodontists and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology on the use of cone beam computed tomography in endodontics.  The committee update is scheduled to be published before the AAE Annual Session in Seattle, WA in May, 2015.

2014 College of Diplomates Summer Conference in Beaver Creek

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Dr. Levin will present a lecture on “The Office of the Future” at the College of Diplomates Summer Conference at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort. His program will explore the demographics of practice and many new technologies that will affect how our practices will operate in the future. Dr. Levin will discuss the evidence that supports the use of advanced technology such as cone-beam computed tomography, office design and the Internet.  Other speakers addressing the theme “What the Future Holds for the Endodontic Practice include Drs. Markus Haapasalo, Joseph McManus, Ashley Millstein, Kenneth N. Namerow, Tom C. Pagonis, Hagay Shemesh and Marko Vujicic.

Dutch Endodontic Society Lecture

Amsterdam, Netherlands (December 21, 2012) Dr. Levin lectured to the endodontic faculty, residents, radiology faculty and the Dutch Endodontic Society on the AAE-AAOMR Position Paper/SEDENTEXCT and endodontic applications of CBCT in endodontics at ACTA.

Medical College of Georgia Lecture

Athens, GA (December 10-11) Dr. Levin lectured at the First Norman Weller Annual Endodontic Alumni meeting at the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry. The program included a program on operations management, workflow and branding.