Miniresidency in Cone Beam CT Imaging

This two-day workshop—specifically designed for dentists—is an excellent opportunity to get unbiased, hands-on training on CBCT software. It will help you evaluate how these tools can advance your clinical and diagnostic skills and is a cannot-miss course for dental offices that are considering a major purchase or lease agreement.
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November 5, 2021 to November 6, 2021

Location:

Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2460

Enrollment is limited to 30

Description

Day One will consist of lectures reviewing the principles of CBCT technology and methods to achieve maximal diagnostic imaging. The timely discussions will cover radiographic anatomy, artifacts and signs of pathology, clinically-relevant CBCT technical factors, protocols, radiation dose as well an expansive number of case studies. Day Two’s hands-on session will focus on the use of CBCT software and guide you through proper CBCT interpretation, using multiple clinical cases.

As CBCT software and practices continue to evolve in this quickly changing area of dentistry, the course will be updated to reflect what's new and significant to dental offices.  

Learn How To

  • Recognize applications of CBCT for orthodontics, TMD and implants
  • Review the medico-legal implications of CBCT imaging
  • Review a CBCT scan for pathology
  • Identify most normal anatomic structures in multiplanar sections
  • Grasp clinically relevant technical factors in CBCT imaging and how they influence imaging protocols and patient dose
  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of CBCT examinations
  • Outline and discuss the ethical responsibilities of the dentist/owner of a CBCT machine
  • Discuss recommendations regarding CBCT selection criteria
  • Recognize common abnormalities and incidental findings in CBCT images

Training Methods

Illustrated presentations, case studies, hands-on exercises and discussion 

Credits and Fees

Tuition

$1,395 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due four weeks prior to the course.

Credits

12.5 hours

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in radiology and oral diagnosis.

Minnesota Credits

12.5 Fundamental Credit Hours


Includes CORE Subject Area Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Schedule

Time

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Friday)
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Saturday)

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Presenters

Mansur Ahmad, BDS, PhD, 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. 

Laurence Gaalaas, DDS, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Division of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Disclosure Summary

It is the policy of the University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.

Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose.

The following information was received from our speakers for this course. It is not assumed these financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact on course presentations. They simply are noted here to fully inform course participants.

Mansur Ahmad, BDS, PhD
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.
 
Laurence Gaalaas, DDS,MS
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Already Registered

  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available each morning.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday and from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included on Friday.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

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