CBCT: Understanding its Place in Modern Dentistry


CBCT: Understanding its Place in Modern Dentistry

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Rescheduled from the original date of August 10

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Franklin, TN

CE credit: 6 hours

Course Presenters: Dr. Werner H. Shintaku and Dr. Vinay Jain

Tuition: Early registration fee: $125 before July 26, 2013 after July 26 tuition is $199.00

All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.

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Course Description

During the last few years, craniomaxillofacial diagnosis has been faced with an increasing number of innovations and improvements. The leading progress occurred following the introduction of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) with applications in virtually all dental tasks. Consequently, with the increasing availability of CBCT, thorough understanding of this technology became essential for the modern dental practice. This course will equip the practitioner with basic and advanced tools to efficiently use CBCT including image and technique selection, interpretation of the data, recognition of key pathological processes, and the efficient use of CBCT data with several 3rd part softwares, including CAD-CAM and 3D guided implantology. It will also enable the clinician to develop a multidisciplinary team approach to offer the best quality of care available for their patients. By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the principles of CBCT, the options and how to choose from the numerous available systems the one that would fulfill the needs of their practice and how to efficiently integrate and use the 3D data in diagnosis and treatment planning. Other important topics covered by this course include the risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation, recognize when to prescribe CBCT scans based upon high-yield criteria and minimized radiation exposure, recognize associated anatomical structures and pathology, as well as, identify when to refer for a second opinion or over-read will be covered.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 6 hours continuing education credits.