D.D.S, M.S.; Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnosis and Hygiene Dentistry, University of Louisville, School of Dentistry

CBCT Imaging in the Modern Dental Practice

CBCT imaging is one of the most important diagnostic tools during the initial treatment planning and management of various types of dental procedures. This course will demonstrate how high-resolution 3D imaging can positively impact all phases of treatment and how it can be combined with upcoming technologies such as 3D printing. This dynamic lecture will guide you through specific steps on how to manipulate and interpret CBCT scans. We will discuss the importance of understanding 3D visualization of key anatomical structures such as the maxillary sinus and we will unveil diagnostic pearls for current and future 3D imaging users.

 Educational Objectives:

  • Learn the importance of high resolution scans in your daily practice
  • Understand the importance of systematic imaging interpretation
  • How to navigate 3D volumes and avoid parallax error
  • How to optimize imaging for 3D printing

CBCT Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses for the Endodontist

CBCT imaging has become essential to the clinical practice of endodontics. The addition of CBCT to the clinician’s armamentarium overcomes many of the limitations related to conventional two-dimensional imaging, however, increased information obtained from three-dimensional imaging demands higher level of interpretation.  This case-based presentation is design to teach an update endodontist on how to systematically review 3-D Cone Beam CT data to maximize imaging diagnosis in the endodontic practice.  Lecture will cover evidence-based practice techniques, focusing on basic and advanced 3-D navigation/interpretation of small, high resolution CBCT volumes of the maxillary sinuses acquired for endodontic purposes.  Our goal is to help endodontist have a better understanding of common CBCT findings associated with the paranasal sinuses.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of systematic imaging interpretation
  • How to recognize advanced 3D anatomical variations of the paranasal sinuses
  • Describe common pathologies observed in the maxillary sinuses associated with scans acquired for endodontic purposes
  • Integrate information presented in this course into efforts to improve 3-D interpretation skills of the participants