Legal Conundrums Associated with CBCT in Endodontics

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CE Hours: 2.0 CE hour 

Description: This session will discuss the use of CBCT in endodontics from the perspective of the position paper jointly published by the AAE and the AAOMR. The implications for the use of this technology, its relevance in specific diagnostic tasks, and limitations will be discussed from a risk to benefit ratio perspective that is justifiable. Further, the need for proper documentation of history, indications, and protocol implemented will be discussed. Potential legal implications arising out of appropriate use of CBCT technology such as choice of limited fields of view, exposure parameters with a high signal-to-noise-ratio yield, and conformance with ALARA principles will be reviewed in the context of the Image Gently campaign supported by numerous specialty organizations in dentistry and medicine.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain difference between two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging
  • Elaborate legal issues surrounding diagnoses made from CBCT images
  • Summarize pertinent legal issues as it relates to the use of CBCT in endodontics

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Ashok Balasundaram, BDS,DDS,MDS, MS

Dr. Ashok Balasundaram is a clinician scientist. He graduated with his dental degree (BDS) and Master’s degree (MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology) in India during the year 1995 and 1999 respectively. He then pursued his Master’s degree (MS) in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology here in the US, graduating in 2005. He also obtained his DDS degree in 2006. He was a full-time faculty in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at Detroit Mercy Dental and West Virginia University School of Dentistry, where he has taught pre-doctoral and clinical radiology courses. Dr. Balasundaram has participated in the CBCT radiology intra-mural private practice at Detroit Mercy Dental and West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He also solicits CBCT scans from imaging centers, specialty dental centers and dentists across Michigan to provide CBCT scan over-reads. Dr. Balasundaram was tenured at the Detroit Mercy Dental in 2014 and his area of active research relates to several applications of CBCT in dentistry. He has lectured at several forums on several aspects of CBCT. With his vast knowledge in oral pathology and oral radiology, he is also the consummate oral diagnostician.

Umadevi P. Nair, B.D.S., D.M.D., MDS

Dr. Uma P. Nair received her D.M.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her Postgraduate training in Endodontics from India as well as the US from University of Pittsburgh. She is currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas. She served as a faculty at the University of Florida where she was the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics and the Director for surgical endodontics for the residency program for 12 years after which she served as an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Endodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston.Her research interests include 3D imaging of vertical root fractures and the applications of CBCT in Endodontics. Dr. Nair has several publications and has authored chapters in endodontic textbooks. She has also been invited for lectures at the national and international level. She also served on national committees for the American Association of Endodontics. Dr. Nair is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Ashok Balasundaram, BDS,DDS,MDS, MS 

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.

Uma Nair, DMD, MDS

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.