Evaluating CBCT Scans - Acquisition to Reporting

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CE Hours: 2.25 CE hour 

Description: This session will provide guidance for the acquisition and evaluation of CBCT scans for diagnostic quality along with a sequential method to review scan content. Additionally, examples of incidental and significant findings will be presented. A template for recording findings and suggestions for concise report writing will be given.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the effects of patient positioning, exposure parameters and image artifacts on CBCT scan quality.
  • Review a scan volume and compose a concise report of the findings.
  • Recognize significant findings and indications for referral to an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist.


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

Scott R. Makins D.D.S. M.S.

Dr. Makins graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and received his certificate in endodontics from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983. He established his endodontic practice in College Station, Texas where he was the only endodontist in a one hundred mile radius. After ten years, he attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio to study dental radiology, oral medicine and forensic dentistry in the Dental Diagnostic Science program. He then accepted a position in Houston teaching radiology and endodontics. After fifteen years, he returned to San Antonio and earned the Master of Science degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2015. He now serves as Director of the predoctoral program in endodontics at Houston. Dr. Makins is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, also a reviewer, editorial board member and scientific advisor for the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology and the Texas Dental Journal. He is actively involved in the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and the Texas Dental Association.

Scott R. Makins, D.D.S., M.S.

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.