Modern Day Treatment Planning & the Role of 3D Imaging in the Dental Practice

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Lars Hollender, DDS, PhD; Johan Aps, DDS, MS, PhD; Maria Mora, DDS, MS; Scott Ganz, DMD and Peggy Lee, BDS, MSD, PhD
This course is co-sponsored with the American Dental Association – JADA Live Seminar Series

Friday, September 13, 2013

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188

This course is designed primarily for general dentists who want to know more about the proper use of CBCT in their practice.

Registration for this course is through JADALive.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Until September 11 (after, $10 more)
$179/Current UW Dental Alumni Member or ADA Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

* This course is eligible for a discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Course Description

In order to successfully perform, refer and interpret 3D radiographic images, dentists must master the technology, radiation physics and radiation protection rules that go hand in hand with CBCT. Once established, the practitioner must learn how to interpret the images and recognize the pitfalls and artifacts that can occur on these images.

In this full-day course, practicing experts will discuss the “pre-requisite” information and teach you the best-practices for CBCT in your practice:

  • CBCT image and technique selection
  • Reducing radiation risk
  • The appropriate patient
  • Interpreting the images and data
  • CBCT for implant treatment planning

Learn about how this technology can take your practice from 2D imaging into modern day 3D treatment planning.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases for a session of case discussions with Dr. Hollender.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the basic structure and function of CBCT.
  • Describe how CBCT machine works, including patient preparation and positioning.
  • Know how to implement this technology into your practice
  • Determine how variables (field of view, kVP, mA, scan time) and artifact affect the image.
  • Understand multiplaner reformatting.
  • Discuss the effective dose associated with CBCT, and how effective dose is affected by equipment and patient related factors.
  • Communicate dose and risk of CBCT to staff and patients effectively.
  • Understand the patient selection criteria.
  • Navigate a volumetric CBCT image.
  • View and analyze CBCT in a systemic manner.
  • Recognize the normal anatomy and normal variation of anatomy appearance on CBCT.
  • Explain the CBCT appearance of pathology.


Dr. HollenderLARS HOLLENDER received his dental degree in 1958 from the Royal Dental School in Malmo, Sweden. In 1964 he defended his thesis for a Doctor of Odontology degree (PhD). In 1965, he was employed at the Medical Radiology Department in Sahlgren’s Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden. In July 1968 he was appointed the first Professor and Chair of the Oral Radiology Department in the School of Dentistry at the University of Goteborg. Between October 1980 and April 1982, he was a Visiting Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA. He was Vice Dean and Acting Dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Goteborg, between 1983 and 1985. Between October 1984 and February 1987, he was a Visiting Professor at the UW School of Dentistry. He was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Adelaide in 1992. He became Professor and Director of the Oral Radiology Division of the UW School of Dentistry in 1988.

Dr. Hollender is a certified specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in Sweden and is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Hollender has published over 100 articles and several chapters in textbooks. He was awarded the research prize of the South Swedish Dental Association in 1964 and the annual research prize of the Swedish Dental Association in 1965. In 1976 he received the Elander research prize. He is an honorary member of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology and of the Australian Academy of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology as well as a fellow of the latter. He is also an honorary member of the Dental Student Organization of the Dental School, University of Goteborg, Sweden. Dr. Hollender was editor of Oodontologisk Revy, the scientific dental journal of the South Swedish Dental Association, 1964-1969. He has been on the editorial board of several scientific journals.

Dr. Hollender is past president of IADMFR and ABOMR, past secretary-treasurer of AAOMR and is a member of several professional organizations including ADA, AAOMR, ABOMR, IADMFR, AADS, and the Swedish Society of Oral Radiology.

Dr. ApsJOHAN APS is currently Clinical Associate Professor at UW’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Department of Oral Medicine. He obtained his dental degree (1993), his degree in pediatric dentistry and special care (1997) and his PhD (2002) at the Ghent University in Belgium and his dental and maxillofacial radiology degree (2008) at the University of London in Great Britain. He is also an expert in intra-osseous local anesthesia. His main clinical interests are radiodiagnostics, sialography and ultrasound imaging in dentistry. He has published several papers in dental scientific journals, presented numerous times at scientific meetings, is author of several abstracts for scientific meetings, is author of several chapters in dental hand books,  he is Editor-in-Chief of Het Tandheelkundig Jaar (Annual Dutch book on general dentistry), Co-Editor of Dentist News (Belgian journal) and reviewer for several peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has won five scientific awards in his career so far. Before moving to the USA in July 2012, Dr. Aps was working as a Professor, teaching dental and maxillofacial radiology and local anesthesia in dentistry, at the University of Ghent in Belgium and as a Senior Clinical Consultant at the Ghent University Hospital.

Dr.MoraMARIA MORA works as an oral and maxillofacial radiologist at BeamReaders in Sacramento, CA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and chair of the Continuing Education Committee of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Dr. GanzSCOTT GANZ graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Dental School. He completed a three-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. During this time Dr. Ganz was exposed to many different aspects of head and neck reconstruction, fabricating both intra-oral and extra-oral prostheses such as eyes, ears, noses, etc. This was followed by 25 years clinical experience (both surgical and restorative phases) with most major implant systems available today. Dr. Ganz is well-published in various scientific and professional journals (over 60 articles). He has delivered presentations both nationally and internationally on Implant Dentistry and Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, and Treatment Planning Applications in Dentistry.

Dr. LeePEGGY LEE is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Assistant Program Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology residency program at the UW School of Dentistry.  She received her dental degree from the National Yang-Ming University School of Dentistry in Taipei, Taiwan in 1982, her master’s degree in Oral Medicine from the UW School of Dentistry in 1987, her PhD in Microbiology from the UW School of Medicine in 1993 and oral and maxillofacial radiology residency from the UW in 2012.  She has taught oral radiology and imaging courses in the UW School of Dentistry since 2006.  She is a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, and is a reviewer for Dentomaxillofacial Radiology.  Her areas of research include image characteristics of intra-osseous maxillofacial lesions and temporomandibular joint in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  Dr. Lee maintains a private practice in North Seattle.

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