Friday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
The Forum, 4825 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 310 Bethesda, 20814
September 28-29, 2018 Course I #46
October 26-27, 2018 Course I #48
“Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics, Course I”
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
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.
- Describe the endodontic applications of CBCT.
- Describe limited field high-resolution CBCT imaging and how it differs from standard dental CBCTs and medical CTs.
- Understand how volumetric analysis improves detection of endodontic and non-endodontic pathosis.
- Learn how to select cases for limited field CBCT assessments.
- Describe the 4 radiographic features common to lesions of endodontic origin.
- 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.
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.”
- 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
- 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.