Western Caribbean Cruise

Continuing Education Sessions (12 hrs)

The dates and times for the CE sessions on the cruise are TBA.


CBCT: Interpretation and Applications (6 hours)

Cone beam CT provides 3-D imaging at decreased radiation and lower cost to the patient than traditional CT scans. This full day course will address recent advances in imaging and how to incorporate these into the dental practice for optimal patient care. The technology as well as the practical uses of CBCT for improving diagnosis and treatment planning in various fields of dentistry will also be discussed.

  • Understand the basic principles and indications of CBCT
  • Identify normal anatomical structures and incidental findings
  • Use of CBCT in diagnosis and treatment of impacted, external/internal resorption, endodontic and orthodontic procedures
  • Application of CBCT in implant treatment planning

 

Interpretation of the 2D Image (3 hours)

Intraoral periapical and bitewings along with panoramic radiographs are the most common imaging modalities in a dental practice. Participants will learn case-based interpretation of these radiographs, principles of panoramic and intra-oral digital radiography, advantages and disadvantages of panoramic and intra-oral imaging, and commonly seen errors.

  • Interpret panoramic and intra-oral images for proper diagnostic information in radiographs
  • Understand normal anatomical landmarks
  • Understand the various errors commonly seen with these images
  • Diagnose common pathological lesions seen on 2D images

 

Radiographic Navigation in the Diagnosis of Lesions within the Jaws (3 hours)

A plethora of conditions are seen within the maxillofacial complex including developmental, inflammatory, neoplastic and metabolic conditions.

  • Identify incidental findings on radiographs
  • Be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings.
  • Recognize the radiographic findings of various disease processes
  • Learn how to systematically create a radiographic differential diagnosis

 

 

 

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD, FICD, is a Clinical Professor & Program Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Gohel previously served as a clinical professor in the Department of General Dentistry at Boston University's School of Dental Medicine, where she was also the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Her education includes a BDS degree from Calcutta University (India), as well as a PhD in biomedical science and a certificate in oral and maxillofacial radiology from the University of Connecticut in Farmington. Dr. Gohel has taught radiology courses that range from basic radiographic principles and interpretation to cephalometric and panoramic techniques and interpretation of cone beam CT scans. She is a past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and she is also a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Neither Dr. Gohel nor any of her immediate family have any financial interests that would create a conflict of interest or restrict independent judgment with regard to the content of this course.

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