Course Details

A Crash Course in CBCT Interpretation

Barett Andreasen, DDS


Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am Code: F05 Cost: $50 | $65 after 9/26 Date: Friday, Oct 25

Subject:  Dental Technology/Imaging |  Audience: Dentists |  CE Credits: 3 hours Lecture

Course Description:

Whether you are brand new to CBCT imaging or have been using the technology for years, a solid foundational understanding of CBCT interpretation is crucial for patient evaluation and proper treatment planning. In this course, Dr. Andreasen will introduce the concepts of image manipulation, interpretation strategies, and radiographic principles to help clinicians better utilize the 3D imaging available to them. Through the discussion, clinicians will develop a systematic and reproducible method that improves productivity and minimizes interpretation time without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to navigate through a CBCT scan efficiently and effectively.
  • Develop a routine for evaluation of the craniofacial structures captured on CBCT scans.
  • Recognize CBCT artifacts, limitations, and common errors.
  • Learn to record and document relevant findings.
  • Understand your liability regarding CBCT technology.
  • Identify the most common findings on a CBCT scan.

About the Speaker: Dr. Barett Andreasen is an accomplished Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, lecturer, and founder of the oral radiology practice, Radiodontics. Dr. Andreasen completed his oral radiology residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received advanced education in interpreting and evaluating CBCT imaging, panoramic radiographs, and other imaging modalities. Since then, he has provided his expertise to dentists and specialists nationwide. He works closely with specialists in Oral and Craniofacial Surgery, Orofacial Pain, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, and more. Dr. Andreasen is a strong advocate for patient safety, health, and welfare regarding the use of radiation in dentistry. He believes that proper education of the public and the clinician leads to more effective treatment, diagnosis, and communication. Dr. Andreasen is a speaker and member of Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau. In between cases and lectures, Dr. Andreasen enjoys sharing radiology tips on social media and has published several diagnostic aids which are in use in dental school programs throughout the country. Dr. Andreasen obtained his DDS at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, and graduated with a BS in Biophysics from Brigham Young University. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, three children, and dog.

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