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.
Samuel Bollwinkel is the founder of 3D Infusion where the focus is on bridging the gap between innovation and application. The Arizona-based training center’s “HANDS ON” approach to technology integration strengthens skills and builds a better practice through planning, designing and executing. Using community based instruction and peer-to-peer training, 3D Infusion accommodates both the doctors and their teams for simultaneous training. Personal training allows doctors to gain great comfort levels with the emerging technology giving them the confidence to increase utilization and improve efficiency. Dr. Bollwinkel has over 18 years of private practice experience and enjoys the successful integration of CBCT and CEREC® technology.
3D imaging with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and other 3D modalities is the path to the future of dentistry for major improvements in radiographic diagnosis, treatment planning and digital dentistry. Ample research has shown that 2D imaging has reached the end of the road in terms of potential for improvements. CBCT technology has provided a low dose and relatively low cost means of providing 3D imaging of the maxillofacial region for dentistry and has the potential to become an essential component of a modern dental practice. This course is designed to familiarize each participant with the fundamentals of cone beam computed tomography technology and its many applications to dentistry.
- Understand CBCT principles, applications, radiation dosimetry, risks and the importance of applying selection criteria.
- The interpretive process: Learn how to go through a volume and Identify abnormal findings and the importance of a systematic review.
- Review 3D anatomy and the radiographic signs of disease
-What to Expect-
3 Tracks of utilization, with live demos lead by dentist using the technology on a daily basis
- CEREC Intro- Experience CEREC CAD/CAM hands on, from digital impression to custom abutment fabrication. Doctors will scan and fabricate using CEREC. (Limited to 15 doctors)
- Digitally Guided Implantology hands on- digitally guided implant surgery planning and guide fabrication, including live guided implant surgery (Live Patient)
- 3D imaging- Seeing and doing more. Introduction to 3D CBCT radiography, diagnosis, interpretation, hands on acquisition of images for diagnosis, treatment planning and presentation. Will also cover introduction to airway analysis and medical billing opportunities.
8:30a Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00a Kickoff- Meet the educators/owners-
11:15a Live Guided Implant Surgery- using guide fabricated during the “CEREC Intro Track”
- Panel Discussion with Educators and Local Technology owners
- Discussion of practice benefits
1:00p -COURSE RESUMES-
3:30p Live Cone Beam scan & Airway Analysis
- Discussion of practice benefits
4:30p Summing it up with panel discussion & working happy hour
5:30p Dinner at Thirsty Lion
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.
- Hands on case studies for utilizing a CBCT unit
- A review of CBCT applications for your practice
- Experience how to go through a volume and look for abnormalities.
- An understanding of how CBCT can improve your practice
- Group discussions in a relaxed environment
Following course completion, the participant should be able to:
- Understand how to utilize CBCT to improve diagnosis and treatment planning
- Learn fundamentals of CBCT technology, radiation safety and how to answer patient dose questions
- Learn viewing techniques for interpretation of CBCT images
- Understand legal and ethical aspects of Cone Beam CT scans
- Experience the positioning of patients and operations of a CBCT unit with your dental team
- Vacation in Gilbert Arizon
A comprehensive understanding of interpreting CBCT anatomy and pathoses is an indispensable aid in the clinician’s ability to review a CBCT volume for significant findings. This course is case based and designed to prepare the dental practitioner to systematically review a CBCT volume, recognize and categorize signs of abnormalities and how to manage the resultant findings and partner with an oral and maxillofacial radiologist. Learning will be accomplished through a hands on laptops based approach using anonymized CBCT cases. Legal and ethical considerations will be covered as well as the role of the oral and maxillofacial radiologist in providing an advanced CBCT reading service to aid the clinician for those cases where abnormalities are recognized but not completely understood.
The course is presented in individual modules, based on disease categories consisting of a 10-15 mini-lecture followed by 20-25 minutes of hands-on cases. The disease categories are as follows: Developmental conditions, trauma, inflammation, benign and malignant tumors, cysts, fibro-osseous lesions and other lesions of bone, and lastly systemic disease. Following the course each participant with will have the skill sets to review CBCT volumes with confidence
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