Practical Applications of CBCT in Endodontic Practice

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CE Hours: 2.0 CE hour 

Description: CBCT scanners have become commonplace in the modern endodontic practice, yet controversy remains regarding when to capture a scan. Current guidelines can leave room for individual interpretation. Information available on the cone beam scan can significantly impact decision making and aid in the treatment approach. It is being suggested here that a cone bean scan should be captured 100% of the time on all treatment cases. This presentation is designed to demonstrate the advantages and applications of cone beam scanning for the purposes of leveraging this information during clinical treatment.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the use of CBCT imaging in 100% on treatment cases
  • Identify common barriers that prevent clinicains from capturing scans on 100% of thier patients
  • Explain specific techniques to improve clinical efficiency based on information available on the CBCT scan

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

William J. Nudera, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. William Nudera earned a DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. He served for three years in the United States Air Force completing a one year AEGD residency program. While in service, Dr Nudera received a National Defense Service Medal and was awarded the Air Force Dental Office of the Year in 2002. Dr. Nudera completed his Endodontic training in 2005 earning his Endodontic specialty certificate as well as a Masters Degree in Oral Sciences. Dr. Nudera is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has authored several journal publications as well as a chapter in the endodontic textbook "3D Imaging in Endodontics". Dr. Nudera maintains a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics and holds a faculty position in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry.

William J. Nudera, D.D.S., M.S. 

I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: Dentsply Endodontics (financial relationship declared - Honorarium)