4th Australasian Dental Cone Beam Symposium

Navigate Your Future: 3D Drive Success

25-26 August 2017

Sheraton on the Park | 161 Elizabeth St Sydney NSW

14 CPD Hours 

2 Days of Seminars + Complimentary 3D Software User Group Workshop on 26th August

Cone Beam Dental Imaging is a rapidly expanding technology in Australia & New Zealand. Globally, this technology is revolutionising the way we image dental patients. It is radically transforming the way dental professionals gather information, diagnose and plan treatments.

However, CBCT provides images that are different and far more detailed than conventional panoramic or intra oral images.

The 4th Australasian Cone Beam Symposium provides a tremendous opportunity to establish, develop and expand your understanding of three dimensional CBCT data

    • Introduction to Radiographic Diagnosis of dental and non-dental pathology.
    • CBCT Review and Interpretation.
    • Understand the principles of operation of CBCT units with respect to selection criteria and minimising patient dose.
    • Develop imaging protocols to optimise task specific applications and appreciate how this can increase the diagnostic yield and clinical efficacy of CBCT imaging.
    • An excellent opportunity on how to optimise your treatments using 3D imaging.
    • Learn how transitioning to 3D can benefit your patients and practice.
    • Get perspectives from knowledgeable industry experts on real 3D imaging applications in dentistry.
    • Software workshops designed to help with diagnosis and treatment planning.

Seminar Agenda Friday 25th August

CBCT Protocol Selection - optimising images according to diagnostic requirements - Dr Raahib Dudhia

Cone Beam CT is an invaluable diagnostic tool in dentistry, and presents the user with a wide range of choices when it comes to scan volume, resolution and scan time. Exposure parameters can also vary, and need to be appropriately selected for the particular patient and clinical indications. All of these factors influence the resulting quality of the scan and also the radiation dose received by the patient. Careful selection of all of these parameters ensures that the CBCT scan optimally meets specific diagnostic requirements, while simultaneously ensuring that radiation exposure is minimised in keeping with the ALARA principle. New Ultra-Low Dose CBCT protocols will also be discussed, including their potential uses for primary assessment and initial diagnosis.

Applied 3D imaging - tools to improve your endodontics - Dr David Cable

3-D imaging has radically improved the sensitivity and specificity of endodontic diagnosis. We can now be considerably more confident about our determinations and thereby apply more appropriate treatment options with higher confidence of success. Image interpretation for endodontic purposes has different and more demanding requirements than many of the other dental disciplines. The resolution, rendering and viewing conditions need to be sufficient to take maximum advantage of the technology. We will review these requirements and recommend some protocols and options which will help to achieve optimal imaging outcomes for endodontics.

The use of CBCT in the evaluation of airway and sleep disordered breathing - Dr Darryl Moses

Healthy sleep is vital for mental and physical well-being and the last 50 years has seen remarkable advances in the study of circadian biology and the neurophysiology of sleep. Sleep disordered breathing, sleep apnea, sleep bruxism and chronic pain have a direct bearing on the practice of dentistry and an understanding of sleep biology, sleep pathology and physiology should be a necessary addition to the knowledge base of dental practitioners. Treating sleep disturbances either as a primary disorder or as comorbidities associated with other medical and dental conditions provides a significant opportunity to improve and prevent medical and psychiatric morbidity. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an integral component in the diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment re-evaluation in overall patient care. In this lecture an overview of sleep physiology and sleep disordered breathing will be presented, followed by a series of case studies where the importance of CBCT will be demonstrated.

CBCT Review and Interpretation - A systematic approach to CBCT review - Dr Raahib Dudhia

Reviewing Cone Beam CT scans can be time consuming and challenging, and there are a plethora of software tools available to assist with the review process. In this session we will explore some of the commonly used software tools and also discuss an approach to comprehensively reviewing CBCT scans, facilitating accurate diagnosis.


Cone Beam Cocktail Party - held at The Conservatory Lounge and Bar - 6.30pm - 9.30pm - attendance optional