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Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop

Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop

Friday, February 6, 2015 

Note: This program is full for 2015. However, you may request a place on the cancellation list for the 2015 session and receive priority notification for a future course offering by contacting the Office of Continuing Dental Education at 800-685-1418 or 612-625-1418, or email

Would you like to develop more confidence and skill with Cone Beam CT scan interpretation?

You will benefit from hands-on training provided by the only board certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist in active practice in Minnesota. The small class size allows for close interaction with instructors as they guide you through CT scan interpretation using actual cases. Patient cases will focus on: 1) impacted teeth, 2) third molars, 3) implants, 4) sinus anatomy and diseases, 5) TMJ, 6) fractures of teeth and bone, 7) diseases of bone, and 8) cysts and tumors. You will receive tips on cone beam software applications and diagnostic interpretation, and will also benefit from reviewing multiple clinical cases relevant to dental practice.


Using images acquired by a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) unit you will learn how to:

  • use CBCT software to explore areas of interest on a CT scan using multiple planes.
  • identify both normal and abnormal anatomy and pathology in teeth and bony structures of the head and neck.
  • incorporate CT data into your treatment plans.
Who Should Attend

General dentists and specialists who use CBCT scans to manage patient treatment and would like help reading the 3-D CT images.

Educational Methods/Materials

Illustrated lectures, discussion, case presentations, demonstration, interactive CT scan interpretation. You will have access to an individual computer loaded with CBCT software. A DVD disk containing the cases presented will be given to you for future reference in your practice.

Course Instructor

Mansur Ahmad, B.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Division of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate and Past President, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.


“It was fast pace but very informative. Excellent overview of pathology.”
Dr. David Chin, Brandon, Manitoba

“Wonderfully informative.”
Dr. Naima Mahale, Fargo, North Dakota

“Learned a lot!!! Loved it – very good instructor.”
Dr. Brenda Barfield, Fargo, North Dakota

“This course was well organized and provided an excellent background for evaluation and interpreting CBCT images.”
Dr. Daniel Sampson, St. Anthony, Minnesota

“Overall an excellent CBCT; informative, reality-based course.”





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