CBCT is Not New Anymore – So What’s New about It?

Kenneth Abramovitch, DDS, MS
Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: T07 Cost: $35/$50 after Sept. 29 Date: Thursday, Oct. 27

CE Credits:  3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject:  CBCT/Radiology |  Recommended for: All Attendees

The technology and how it differs from conventional intraoral and panoramic imaging, including a discussion of radiation risk and the current marketplace of commercially available CBCT scanners.

CBCT software applications: Review of basic 3D hard tissue anatomy multiplanar imaging, panoramic reconstructions, nerve tracing, implant planning, and volume rendering (uses for airway evaluations and paranasal sinus volume)

Diagnostic Evaluations with CBCT:  Demonstration of hard tissue pathology with the benefit of CBCT imaging.  Periapical Pathology – cysts and sequela of chronic cysts, granulomas, periapical osteopetrosis, idiopathic osteosclerosis, periapical cemento-osseous dysplasia and variants, resorptive defects.

Cysts and Tumors (as time permits): dentigerous cyst, odontogenic keratocyst, ameloblastoma, ossifying fibroma, MRONJ, and alveolar malignancies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discriminate among the differences of various CBCT scanning units.
  • Develop familiarity with various software viewing modules.
  • Determine strategies to evaluate dento-alveolar and other diseases affecting the alveolar and basal bone of the maxilla and mandible.
  • Evaluate artifact from root fracture.
  • Recognize the range of improvement of disease recognition with advanced imaging.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Abramovitch is a Professor with tenure and Chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at the University of Missouri -Kansas City School of Dentistry.  He has held similar appointments as a full professor at Loma Linda University, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his D.D.S. from McGill University and his M.S degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.  Dr. Abramovitch is a Past President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and the Southwestern Society of Oral Medicine. He has been an invited speaker at over 130 national, international, state, and local professional meetings. Dr. Abramovitch has published 31 scientific abstracts and contributed over 60 articles to refereed or peer-reviewed journals. Financial Relationship – none reported.

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