MARCH 16-18, 2018
TIME: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
LOCATION: UofA - EDMONTON
With the introduction of Cone Beam CT (CBCT) in dentistry is the responsibility for adequate training and education on its utilization to both maximize its diagnostic and therapeutic potential while considering the risk benefit of ionizing radiation to patients. This course is aimed at preparing attendees for CBCT utilization and/or ownership. It will provide fundamentals of diagnostic imaging as well as clinical guidelines. A workshop component allows dentists to obtain “hands on” training with the software and become competent in common applications such as measurement of bone height and width for implant planning, examination of the temporomandibular joints and visualization of impacted teeth. The course culminates with a multiple choice examination.
1. FUNDAMENTALS OF IMAGING, RADIATION DOSIMETRY, CLINICAL GUIDELINE
Topics include radiologic physics, interaction of x-rays and biologic matter, evolution of dental imaging, measures of specificity and sensitivity, radiation dosimetry, risk benefit, fundamentals of CBCT, differences between devices, device settings, operational parameters, software for visualization, craniofacial anatomy, clinical applications and strategies for imaging and radiologic interpretation and reporting.
2. WORKSHOP INVOLVING IMAGE ACQUISITION AND INTERPRETATION
Selected cases, such as implant planning, temporomandibular joint examination, airway analysis, and impacted teeth will be provided to demonstrate application of the above fundamentals with emphasis on visualization strategies and radiologic interpretation. Course attendees will be provided sample cases to demonstrate their understanding and proficiency. The image results and radiologic interpretation will be graded to document competency. Participants will be required to carry a fully charged laptop.
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.
4. EDUCATIONAL GOALS
At the conclusion of this course attendees will: Understand the basic fundamentals of cone-beam CT technology, principles of operation, need for multi-dimensional imaging and comparisons to conventional imaging devices; Understand the effect of ionizing radiation on biologic matter, radiation dosimetry, radiation hygiene and strategies to reduce effective absorbed dose to the patient; Become familiar with radiographic craniofacial anatomy and variations; Understand clinical indications for CBCT and be able to prescribe appropriate operational parameters for imaging; Be able to utilize computer software to visualize CBCT images and select appropriate methods of visualization; Be able to provide a basic interpretation and report of CBCT images; Be prepared for installation.
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.