MARCH 16, 2018
TIME: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
LOCATION: UofA - EDMONTON
Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is one of the fastest growing technologies in dentistry, with approximately 100% growth per year since 2005. The applications of this technology span every dental discipline and specific functions in implant planning, TMJ, airway analysis and pathology. While there are courses on CBCT for dentists, there are very few available for dental assistants and hygienists. Yet, most offices rely upon the staff to be involved with the various aspects with the various aspects of CBCT imaging of patients. This program is designed to fulfill a need for continuing education on the topic of CBCT imaging and includes practical information for the utilization of CBCT. Key topics include the fundamental technology behind CBCT, operational parameters, patient management and positioning strategies, data management and reformatting radiation hygiene and dosimetry.
The program includes a 2 hour workshop for hands on training on 3-D visualization. Participants will be provided 3-D viewing software and practice cases to “walk through” with guidance from the presenter. Participants will be required to carry a fully charged laptop for this course (no MACs, your PC will need a graphics card with a minimum of 256 Mb of RAM). Course material will be emailed a few weeks prior to course date.
Following the course and workshop, a multiple choice examination is administered. A score of 80% or higher will be needed to satisfactorily complete the certification.
1. CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRPAHY INTRODUCTION - Fundamentals of CBCT Operational Parameters
2. CONCEPTS OF JAW LESION INTERPRETATION
3. PATIENT MANAGEMENT, POSITIONING & DATA REFORMATTING - Fields of View Techniques to Reduce Motion Artefacts
4. IMPLANTS, ENDO & PERIO - Implant Goals: PreOp, Qualitative, Quantitative and PostOp Endio Diagnostic Challenges, Perio Diagnostic Challenges
5. WORKSHOP: CBCT SOFTWARE, ANATOMY & CASE ASSIGNMENT - (Participants will be required to carry a laptop, that is fully charged and has 256 Mb of RAM)
DR. JAMES MAH, DDS, MSc, DMSc, Dr. James Mah is a Clinical Professor and the Program Director in Orthodontics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research is focused on 3-Dimensional imaging and modeling for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment planning and therapeutics as well as anthropology and forensics. He has been involved in the research and development of 3-D facial imaging devices, intra-oral scanners, CAD/CAM applications in dentistry and cone-beam CT scanners. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science degrees and his Certificate of Specialization in Orthodontics from the University of Alberta. Following he graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Doctorate of Medical Science degree and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Mah has authored numerous publications, textbooks, and book chapters and regularly presents nationally and internationally. In addition, his work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The National Post, Tech TV and Men’s Health. He also reviews for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dento facial Orthopedics and other dental journals.
DR. ROBERT LANGLAIS, BA, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) Dr. Langlais has been married to Denyse Paré for 43 years. They have 2 sons: Paul age 39 is a PhD researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix AZ and Mark age 36 is a District Manager for Planmeca and lives in Kansas City. Dr. Langlais graduated from the University of Montreal (BA) and McGill University in Quebec, Canada (DDS) and obtained his MS degree from Indiana University and the PhD from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa in March 2014. His thesis research project was done in Japan and in the USA under the tutelage of Professors Akitoshi Katsumata DDS, PhD of Asahi University in Gifu, Japan and Sudesne Naidoo BDS, PhD of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. This research involved the characterization of a new Photon Counting Cadmium Telluride digital x-ray sensor for several dental applications. He has written 11 first edition textbooks on the subjects of Oral Medicine and Radiology some of which have undergone multiple editions as well as numerous foreign translations. He has published some 110-120 scientific papers. He is Board Certified in Oral Medicine in the United States and Canada, FRCD(C) and Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in the USA. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at San Antonio, a partner in Advanced Dental Board, a company supplying CBCT radiology reports and CEO of Emeritus Enterprises, a research company. He speaks English, French and Spanish and is licensed to practice Dentistry where he lives, in Texas. Current presentations deal with digital imaging, panoramic bite wings and periapicals and CBCT including CBCT head & neck pathology.