Introduction to Dental Cone Beam CT

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland School of Dentistry, at 650 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Tuition: Dentist:         $445.00
Dental Team: $325.00

8 CDE credit hours - lecture

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry designated this activity for 8 Continuing Dental Education hours.

Target Audience:  Dental Team
Presented by: Jeffery B. Price, DDS, MS, MAGD, FICD and Azin Parsa, DDS, MS, PhD
Conflict of Interest: Nothing to disclose.


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Speaker Biographies

Dr. Jeffery Price is a Clinical Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, and Co-Director of Artificial Intelligence Research at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD, and is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. In addition, he is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC. Before entering Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Price practiced general and adult restorative dentistry in Hendersonville, NC for 24 years. While in practice, Dr. Price completed the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL; in addition, he attained his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists as well as his Fellowship in the American Association of Hospital Dentists.

Dr. Price is currently a North American Director for the International Association of Dento-Maxillofacial Radiologists and is Secretary of the Board and Director of Education of the IADMFR. He is on the Editorial Board for the DMFR Journal and he is a reviewer for the OOOO Journal and also serves on the AGD Self-Instruction Committee which administers the CE quizzes in the AGD Journal, General Dentistry.

Dr. Price has authored or co-authored more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, written 3 book chapters, and has taught more than 140 continuing education courses. He has also served on 16 master's degree or Ph.D. degree research committees here at the UMSOD.

Dr. Azin Parsa obtained his DDS degree from Guilan University of Medical Sciences. He is a graduate of King’s College in London, where he received a Master of Science (MSc). He also holds a Ph.D. in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from the Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) with a research focus on the application of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in bone quality assessment.

He has been an Assistant Professor at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) and engaged in private practice as an oral and maxillofacial radiologist.

He attained a certificate and MS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Parsa was the representative of Netherlands in European Academy of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (EADMFR) and a member of the research and scientific committee in EADMFR for six years. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Course Description

This continuing dental education course offers a comprehensive introduction to dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). Geared towards today's dental practitioner, participants will gain a solid understanding of CBCT fundamentals, including physics, radiation biology, safety protocols, and dosimetry.

The course will also provide a review of human anatomy, emphasizing its correlation with CBCT imaging for enhanced diagnostic proficiency. Participants will delve into the ethical and medicolegal considerations surrounding CBCT usage, ensuring a responsible and informed approach to this advanced technology.

In the afternoon sessions, the course will focus on the practical clinical applications of CBCT. Topics will cover crucial areas such as dental implantology diagnosis and treatment planning, endodontic diagnosis, TMJ evaluation, and the assessment of growth and development anomalies. This hands-on approach will equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to integrate CBCT effectively into their clinical practice.

By the end of this course, attendees will be well-versed in the principles and applications of CBCT, enabling them to enhance their diagnostic capabilities and treatment planning in various dental specialties.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the basics of operating a dental CBCT unit.
  • Appreciate the effects of dental CBCT radiation and related radiation safety.
  • Correlate radiographic findings with the patient’s anatomy.
  • Recognize common radiographic abnormalities in the maxillofacial region as seen in dental CBCT’s.
  • Understand the diagnostic capabilities of dental CBCT.

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