3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A New Era in Diagnosis and Treatment

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CE Hours: 2.5 CE hour 

Description: Diagnostic information directly influences clinical decisions. Accurate data lead to better treatment-planning decisions and potentially more predictable outcomes. CBCT is an emerging technology that can offer the clinician clinically relevant information that cannot be gathered from conventional radiography. The ability to assess an area of interest in 3 dimensions eliminates the superimposition that is inherent in conventional radiographic imaging. Cone-beam technology currently has numerous applications in the dental field. CBCT is having great impact and is changing dramatically case diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment outcomes in the daily practice. Conventional 2-dimensional radiography uses defined criteria for non-surgical and surgical outcome assessment. However, these radiographic healing criteria are not applicable for 3-dimensional radiography. This presentation will focus on how CBCT technology has provided clinicians with a different understanding of the dynamics of endodontic disease as well as healing. Based on the information received from the recall CBCT cases not responding to treatment (non-surgical and surgical) changes in treatment protocols and armamentarium will be presented.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Apply CBCT imaging in the following cases: Diagnosis of pain, cracked teeth and vertical root fracture.
  • Utilize the appropriate Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) products as bone grafts and membranes in endo/perio and marginal defect cases when indicated.
  • Utilize 3-D information to establish the correct strategy to achieve a good prognosis well before the beginning of the treatment (non-surgical, surgical or single tooth implant).


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
2.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Mohamed I. Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Mohamed I. Fayad received his D.D.S. in 1985 from Cairo University and his M.S. in oral sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 as a joint supervision between SUNY and Cairo University. He had two years of AEGD at Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester at New York, and received his Certificate in Endodontics from the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, he is the director of endodontic research and a clinical associate professor in the UIC endodontics department dividing his time between teaching, research, and private practice. He currently serves on the scientific advisory and manuscript review panels of the "Journal of Endodontics" and "Evidence Based Endodontics Journal." He co-chaired the AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015). Dr. Fayad has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks including "Pathways of the Pulp" and "Contemporary Surgical Endodontics." He is the co-editor of the CBCT text book "3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A New Era in Diagnosis and Treatment" by Springe. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has delivered numerous presentations nationally and internationally.

Mohamed I. Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., PhD

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.