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