CEX-7 Is CBCT Becoming an Emerging Standard of Practice? and CEX-8 CBCT: What am I Seeing?

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Is CBCT Becoming an Emerging Standard of Practice?

Accurate and confident treatment planning is an essential part of endodontic practice. In endodontology, clinical examination and diagnostic imaging are both essential components of the preoperative diagnosis. The problem of incorrect, delayed or inadequate endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning places the patient at risk and could result in unnecessary or inappropriate endodontic treatment. Periapical radiographs have been used to aid in the diagnosis of pathology and to help establish an appropriate a treatment strategy. Recently, a joint statement from the AAE/AAMOR that sets the guidelines for the use cone beam computed tomography in endodontic applications has been published. The aim of this presentation is to determine if CBCT is becoming an emerging standard of practice in endodontics.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Review the evidence-based process to determine if CBCT is the standard of practice in endodontics.
  • Demonstrate the difference in the diagnostic sensitivity and treatment planning change between periapical radiographs and CBCT imaging.
  • Demonstrate the different applications of CBCT imaging in nonsurgical and surgical endodontics

CBCT: What am I Seeing?

Three-dimensional imaging isn't just about generating a surface skin over image data to create a pretty picture. Rather, the power of 3-D imaging lies in the user's ability to tease out the characteristic features of disease by creating two-dimensional renderings from the 3-D image data. Using clinical cases, participants will see how the variables of slice orientation, slice thickness and inter-slice interval can be manipulated in image processing software to create 2-D images to elucidate key imaging features of disease.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Discuss the extensiveness of a 3-D image data set and the role played by high-end personal computer systems in manipulating these data.
  •  Describe the value of image processing software in 3-D imaging.
  •  Discuss the value of slice orientation, slice thickness and inter-slice interval to render highly diagnostic images

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

Dr. Fayad received his DDS in 1985 from the Collage of Dentistry, Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his Master’s in Oral Sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at NewYork. He received his PhD in 1996 as a joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University. He received his Endodontic training at the college of Dentistry at UIC. Currently he is the director of endodontic research, and a clinical associate professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education 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 served on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and co-chaired AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015).  He has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks (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 Springer (2016). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and gave numerous presentations nationally and internationally. 

Ernest Lam, DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

Professor Lam is the Dr. Lloyd & Mrs. Kay Chapman Chair in Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto. As well, he is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology graduate program and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education. Dr. Lam completed B.Sc. (Hons.), D.M.D. and M.Sc. degrees at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. After spending 2 years in private general practice dentistry in Vancouver, he enrolled at the University of Iowa where he completed a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology. Dr. Lam is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

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

Disclosure: 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.

Ernest W.N. Lam, DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)   

Disclosure: 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.