Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber is an associate professor in the Department of Radiologic Imaging at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University in 2003 and became an assistant professor in the Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology department at Loma Linda University as well as an associate in private practice. In 2012 she received her master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She received an NC Tracks Grant in November 2009 for research exploring salivary biomarkers in diabetic patients and a Future Faculty Fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2011. Her master’s research compared 2D versus 3D radiography in the treatment planning of root canal treated teeth with apical radiolucencies. In 2017, Dr. Kohltfarber received her PhD in Diagnostic Imaging at King’s College London. She is currently the owner and managing oral and maxillofacial radiologist for Dental Radiology Diagnostics and a Sirona 3D trainer
•PhD, Diagnostic Imaging in Craniofacial Radiology, King’s College London, 2017
•MS, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
•DDS, Dental Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, 2003
•BS, Business Administration, Pacific Union College, 1999
Dr. Don Tyndall is Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the UNC School of Dentistry and Director of Radiology. He received his D.D.S. in 1980, his M.S.P.H. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from the UNC School of Public Health.
Dr. Tyndall has been the Director of Radiology for the School of Dentistry from 1988 to the present. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and was a Director and past President from 1995-1999. Dr.Tyndall has twice served as the Councilor for Scientific Affairs and Public Policy of the Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
His research interests include: 3-D digital imaging, 2D and 3D caries detection, implant radiology and applications of cone beam computed tomography in dentistry. His work has been published in more than 110 journal articles.
This course is designed to familiarize each participant with the fundamentals of cone beam computed tomography technology radiation risks, legal responsibilities and interpretation as well as its many applications to dentistry. On the first day of the course, oral and maxillofacial radiologists will present an overview of CBCT technology, anatomy of the maxillofacial region and clinical applications in implantology, endodontics, surgery, orthodontics, periodontology, and pathology with numerous case examples. On the second day interpretation will be empathized in detail using 35-40 or more hands-on cases. Following the two day course participants will have a fuller understanding of CBCT imaging and feel more confident about their ability to examine CBCT volumes and recognize pathological conditions and abnormalities and what to do about them.
Following course completion, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the basic technology of cone beam CT imaging and associated radiation risks as well as its legal responsibilities.
- Recognize and describe the anatomy of the maxillofacial region as presented in CBCT images and correlate specific structures with their appearance in panoramic radiographs.
- Discuss the many applications of CBCT to dentistry.
- Recognize the radiographic signs of abnormalities and disease in CBCT images of the maxillofacial region.
- Know how to systematically review a CBCT volume and recognize signs of pathological changes or abnormalities.
- Be able to categorize CBCT findings into disease categories.
- Know how to collaborate with an oral and maxillofacial radiologist for radiology reporting and case management