Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 PM
Lecture Site: Bethesda, Maryland
Course I, TBD
Course II, June 21-22, 2024
In Washington, DC
“Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics, Course II”
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
Jeffery B. Price DDS, MS Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Clinical Professor & Director of Oral Radiology, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Kenneth Abramovitch Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry
Endodontic disease adversely affects quality of life and can produce significant morbidity in afflicted patients. Endodontic therapy depends on diagnostic radiographs and image-guided treatment. Using a combination of anatomic figures, cadaveric specimen photographs, CBCT screenshots and live case-based demonstrations, we will review the normal radiographic features seen in limited FOV CBCT volumes commonly used to evaluate the endodontic patient. In addition, we will also feature selected cases with endodontic pathoses to illustrate variations from normal anatomy, incidental findings, artifact and oral medicine considerations.
1. Efficient systematic assessment of CBCT volumes and document findings.
2. Understand how to describe common artifacts and incidental findings.
3. Review the 4 radiographic features of apical periodontitis using case-based demonstrations.
4. Describe normal anatomy and variants that are important to creating a differential diagnosis.
5. Understand segmentation and image registration to aid in outcomes analysis.
Sponsor: Carestream Dental
CE Credits Awarded: 15
Teaching Method: Lecture
Subject Code: 074
Efficient systematic review and documentation of 20 CBCT scans
- Detailed examination of systematic interpretation methods
- Live case-based demonstrations, review of 20 CBCT scans
- The seven descriptors to document findings
- Understanding the ideal imaging geometries and positioning best practices
Limited field of view CBCT-associated anatomy and the basics of pathology
- Radiographic anatomy using combination of anatomic figures, cadaveric specimen photographs and CBCT scans
- Common vasculopathies and sialopathies, Stafne bone cavity
- Selected cases with endodontic pathoses to illustrate variations from normal anatomy
Incidental findings and artifacts
- Ranked list of incidental findings and impact on health prognosis
- Root fracture assessment and artifact generation
- Registering two scans for outcomes evaluation
- Characteristics of apical periodontitis, fractures, trauma, presurgical, resorptive lesions
- Volumetric analysis of apical periodontitis, healing in 3D