Friday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Lecture Site: Bethesda, Maryland

Course I

Course I, October 14-15, 2022 (In-Person)*
Course II, November 4-5, 2022 (In-Person)*

Martin D. Levin, DMD Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics, Adjunct Professor of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania
Barry Pass, DDS, PhD Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Professor, Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Thomas Winkler, MD Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Georgetown University Medical Center
Eric J. Ploumis, DMD, JD Attorney, RivkinRadler, LLC and Orthodontist, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry

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. Particular emphasis will be placed on interpretation and documentation skills along with explaining a systematic approach to radiographic assessments.

Educational objectives:

  1. Describe the endodontic applications To Be Announced Soon (In-Person)*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 four 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 overreads, and marketing.

Sponsor: Carestream Dental

CE Credits Awarded: 15
Teaching Method: Lecture
Subject Code: 074


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 -biologic effects of radiation dose relevant to endodontic CBCT assessments. Absorbed, equivalent and effective dose and their units; comparative does for 2D and 3D imaging.
  • Orthogonal planes
  • Field of view (FOV)
  • Principles of CBCT image production -resolution, windowing, levels

Interpretation of CBCT Volumes

  • Systematic interpretation of CBCT scans
  • How a radiologist analyzes CBCT volumes
  • Common interpretation errors and artifacts
  • Understanding medical history and chief complaint: CBCT
  • Assessment of artifacts
  • Reporting on cross-sectional images, methods and conventions
  • How and when to have a volume over-read by a radiologist

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

The Paranasal Sinuses: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Significance for Endodontists

  • Sinus anatomy and physiology
  • Focus on maxillary sinus pathology and radiographic findings
  • MSEO: Maxillary Sinusitis of Endodontic Etiology
  • When to refer patients for ENT evaluation

Legal Issues, Referrals and Consent Process

  • Legal aspects of CBCT involving acquisition, interpretation and a discussion of stakeholder responsibilities along with risk estimates pertaining to radiation dose associated with this technology.
  • 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 virtual 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 adding a CBCT unit, 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 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, with a 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. The Forum, a special dental lecture venue in Bethesda, is the location of our program. 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

First endodontist
Additional endodontist from same practice
Endodontic resident

Contact Information
Telephone 301-654-6077
Fax 301-654-0021
Address 5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 815, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815-6901

Nearby Hotels

(New) Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ (first choice recommendation, 10 minute walk through pleasant shopping district, new hotel next to new Marriott International Headquarters)
800-228-9290; 301-820-6188
7077 Woodmint Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Hyatt Regency Bethesda (first choice recommendation, 10 minute walk through pleasant shopping district)
800-233-1234; 301-657-1234
One Bethesda Metro
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown (second choice recommendation, 10 minute walk through pleasant shopping district)
888-236-2427; 301-718-0200
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda,  Maryland 20814

Embassy Suites at Chevy Chase Pavilion (third choice recommendation, short subway or taxi ride)
800-362-2779; 202-362-9300
4300 Military Road
Washington DC 20815

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

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

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

Sofitel, Washington, DC (Five Star) 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Jefferson, Washington, DC (Five Star) 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Restaurant information can be found at the Washingtonian Magazine website.