Dr. Levin will speak at the USC International Endo Symposium in Los Angeles


Dr. Levin will address the USC International Endo Symposium in Los Angeles on December 8, 2017 on the use of CBCT in the volumetric analysis of apical periodontitis using post-processing software. The program will include open source software such as ITK-SNAP, Image J and  3DMeshMetric to determine the volumetric size of periapical lesions. According to Dr. Levin, this technology may improve our understanding of endodontic healing.

Click for a link to The USC 16th International Endodontic Symposium.

Evaluation of Skeletal Remains at Jamestown

Archeologic sites are often damaged by weather and disruptions caused by subsequent populations, leaving small bone fragments to tell the story of their inhabitants. Skeletal remains at Jamestown are being scanned by Martin D. Levin, DMD, and Barry Pass, DDS, PhD, at the Jamestown Rediscovery lab with a Carestream Dental CS 3600 unit. The resulting scan files may lead to computer-aided reconstruction of the specimens in association with D. Joshua Cohen, MD, and his team at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University.

“This technology may provide an opportunity to image skeletal remains at archeological sites where small bone fragments are excavated,” Dr. Levin said.

Further information on this project is available at the Carestream Dental Media Room and Virginia Commonwealth University News.



Dr. Levin to Present at the Society for Historical Archaeology

Dr. Levin examining the root canal of specimen JR1225B in the Department of Biomedical Engineering lab at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

The Society for Historical Archaeology has invited Martin D. Levin, DMD and D. Joshua Cohen, MD to present a lecture at their annual meeting, SHA 2017 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology to be held on January 4-8, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. The title of the presentation is “A Detailed Analysis of the Dentition of Jamestown’s First Settlers.”

The lecture will highlight the work of archaeologists and an interdisciplinary team of researchers who are studying the skull and dentition of a 15-year-old boy (JR1225B) who appears to have been the victim of a battle with Native Americans during the initial settlement at Jamestown in 1607. Specimens recovered from the boy’s teeth and jaws yield clues about diet and other aspects of daily life in the 17th century.

Detailed study of the remains began with the morphological and temporal study of the skull and teeth using cone-beam computed tomography, intraoral radiography, micro computed, scanning electron microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The exposed root canal of the mandibular left central incisor and carious lesion provides a unique repository of particulate matter in the oral cavity and the associated intra-alveolar periapical lesion.

This research shows how advanced technologies can be used to characterize aspects of life and the disease state of skeletal remains.



Dr. Levin to Present a Keynote Lecture at the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) in Cape Town, SA.

Dr. Levin, Adjunct Professor of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a keynote lecture and pre-congress workshop at the International Federation of Endodontic Associations in Cape Town, SA, 10th World Endodontic Congress.

His pre-congress workshop will highlight limited field of  view CBCT in Endodontics.  “In  endodontics,  the  region  of  interest  is  generally  small  and   pre-­determined,   favoring  the  selection  of  limited  field  of  view  (FOV)  CBCT  scans  with  lower  x-­ radiation  exposure,  smaller  volumes  to  be  interpreted  and  increased  resolution.       All  radiographs  require  careful  and  complete  analysis  because  they  may  contain   findings  that  affect  the  health  of  the  patient. This  hands-­on  program  will  present  a  systematic  method  for  navigating  and   documenting  high  resolution,  limited  FOV  scans  using  multiple  clinical  cases.”

Dr. Levin to speak at the Oregon Dental Conference, 2016

CBCT sagittal view for Oregon Denatl Conference, 2016

Dr. Levin has been invited to lecture at the Oregon Dental Conference to be held in Portland, WA on April 7-9, 2016. Dr. Levin will address the conference on the use of CBCT in Endodontics and will base his program on the current literature. Central to his lecture are the limitations of intraoral radiography: compression of 3D structures, geometric distortion, magnification and the misrepresentation of structures. CBCT allows for the 3D assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, root canal morphology, revision treatment, root and alveolar fractures, resorptive lesions, anatomy prior to surgery and outcomes.

Dr. Levin is Recommended Speaker for American Association of Endodontists and Seattle Study Club

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Dr. Levin has been recognized as a “Recommended Speaker” for the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) on Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). The AAE Recommended Speakers List ensures that dentists are exposed to evidence-based endodontic education endorsed by the AAE.  The List serves as a resource for dental organizations and schools in programming their national or local continuing education meetings.

The Seattle Study Club also lists Dr. Levin as a recommended speaker for their component study clubs on the use of CBCT in Endodontics.


American Association of Endodontists, 2015 Annual Session

Dr. Martin D. Levin lectures at the American Association of Endodontists “To the Point” program.

Dr. Levin presented a “To the Point” lecture at the American Association of Endodontists 2015 Annual Session in Seattle titled “CBCT: A Short Guide to Flatten the Learning Curve.” In this lecture, Dr. Levin discussed the importance of diagnostic radiographs and image-guided treatment in endodontics (root canal therapy). High-resolution CBCT scans now allow three-dimensional assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, root canal morphology, revision treatment, root canal alveolar fractures, resorptive lesions and anatomy prior to surgery. Dr. Levin explained the advantages of CBCT imaging in light of recent research and highlighted the important patient benefits of this technology.

Additionally, on May 8, 2015, Dr. Levin presented “Using a New Biocompatible Polymeric Obturation Material that Expands on Water Sorption: How to Precisely Seal Round and Oval Shaped Canals in Three Dimensions without Compaction.”

Dr. Martin D. Levin is in private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Levin is currently Chair of the Dean’s Council. He speaks nationally and internationally on advanced imaging technologies such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and clinical techniques.

In 2010, he served as Co-Chair of the Joint Special Committee on Cone Beam Computed Tomography of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.  He is a contributor to numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed research publications.

Dr. Levin earned his degree in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, with honors. After completing his post-doctoral residency in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a member of the College of Diplomates. For more information on Dr. Martin D. Levin or Bethesda-Chevy Chase Root Canal Specialists, visit www.endocc.com.

Journal of Endodontics Reviewer

Dr. Levin has completed his third term as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. In this capacity, he has joined other panelists to review scientific manuscripts for the journal and provided guidance and approvals for articles submitted for publication. The Journal of Endodontics is edited by Dr. Ken Hargreaves, and is ranked 6th in worldwide dental journal impact ratings (SCImago).

Canadian Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting

Dr. Levin addressed the Canadian Academy of Endodontics annual meeting in Banff, Canada, on August 28, 2015. He presented a lecture on the CPoint, a new polymeric hydrogel that expands on water sorption to obturate the root canal without compaction.