Conference will be virtual via ZOOM

“Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics, Course I” (Virtual)

Course I, May 14-15, 2021 (Virtual, FULL); Course II, June 4-5, 2021 (Virtual); Course I, October 1-2, 2021 (In-Person); Course I, October 29-30, 2021 (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 Emeritus, 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, Dental Practice Lawyers 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 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 over-reads and communications with referrers.

Sponsor: Carestream Dental

CE Credits Awarded: 14.5
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

Reservation Information

This course is conducted as a live online classroom; there are no recorded segments. Your course fee includes a printed Course Guide and memory stick with all slides, references and other educational materials.

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; If the course is rescheduled or cancelled by EndoNet Consulting, LLC, for any reason, applicants will receive a full refund of the course tuition as the applicants 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.

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.

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

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