This event has concluded
From: 8:30 AM
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018
To: 12:30 PM
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018
TOTAL CPD FOR THIS EVENT: 3.5 HOURS
This event includes information on the following topics:
The intended audience for this event includes:
Accurate radiographs are essential to make a correct diagnosis, deliver positive treatment outcomes, assess long-term results and provide medico-legal protection. This course will look at the opportunities and challenges of 2D and 3D imaging.
Conventional 2D images remain the mainstay of dental treatment with film, digital sensors or phosphor plate options. Digital systems used correctly reduce radiation exposure and the need for manual processing of traditional film. Software allows manipulation of images to enhance diagnostic quality. However, digital radiography presents clinical challenges due to the size and rigidity of the sensors in certain parts of the mouth. Managed incorrectly the advantages of digital technology can be negated.
There are a confusing number of film/sensor holders and beam alignment devices on the market. This course will utilize two holders that operate across all 2D platforms and give you the results you need and want, including one of the most difficult procedures, an accurate endodontic image with rubber dam in place.
3D images provided by CBCT enhance diagnosis in complex cases. This is an exciting new addition to diagnostic imaging. Usage is increasing rapidly. However, CBCT is an added expense for the patient as well as additional exposure to radiation. How do you decide when CBCT is indicated? What are the best and easiest to use software programs? How do you interpret the information provided by the CBCT? This course will provide clear guidelines for this emerging technology.
The ability to take accurate and reproducible 2D radiographs or digital images is a fundamental requirement for a successful dental practice. The objective of this part of the course is to demonstrate simple clinical techniques to achieve this aim for all teeth and under all clinical situations
Attendees should be willing to try the recommended film holders on themselves and have the rubber dam applied for that part of the course dealing with endodontic treatment.
3D imaging is a new and exciting tool that improves diagnosis and treatment planning. The aim of this part of the course is to make you familiar with all aspects of this technology so you can decide how 3D can become part of your practice
- What is the definition of a high quality 2D image?
- 2D positioning techniques for all teeth
- Conventional film versus digital; pros and cons
- Advance in diagnosis and treatment planning with cutting-edge technologies
- 3D imaging pros and cons
- Interpretation of CBCT images: how to use generic imaging software to maximum advantage
- Which 3D imaging system suits my surgery?
At the conclusion of this course participants will know how to:
- Successfully image any part of the mouth
- Deal with difficult situations such as gagging
- Correct procedural errors by applying a standard formula
- Apply the "buccal object rule" in both the horizontal and vertical planes
- Assess the clinical benefits of digital versus phosphor systems
- Successfully take endodontic “working” films with rubber dam
- Rapidly process radiographs in 40 seconds that are of lasting quality
- Enhance the interpretation of 3D imaging
- Identify pathology and artifacts in 2D and 3D images
- Understand the medico-legal implications of 3D imaging