COURSE DESCRIPTION: Cone-beam volumetric tomography is rapidly becoming the standard of care for three-dimensional diagnoses of both simple and complex dental treatments. This technology has become an integral part of everyday treatment planning not only in surgery, where it was first utilized, but in all facets of dentistry including restorative, endodontic, and orthodontic practices.
OBJECTIVES: After completing this course the participant should be able to:
Understand the differences between 2D and 3D images
Become familiar with the benefits of 3D imaging
Become familiar with the use of surgical templates,
Become familiar with the relative amounts of radiation from cone beam scanners
Have a clearer understanding of the ramifications of not referring patients for 3D imaging and how to avoid adverse outcomes
Appreciate how utilizing 3D imaging improves outcomes, reduces risk, and lessens stresses