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Continuing Dental Education

Advanced Imaging for the Craniofacial Region: A 25-Year Review – a live webinar

Chung How Kau, BDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, FDSGlas, FFDIre (Ortho), MOrthEdin, FAMS (Ortho), FDSEdin, FACD, FICD, Cert(Ortho), ABO

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Advanced Imaging for the craniofacial imaging has evolved over the last 25 years. This lecture will showcase the basic principles of 3D imaging and how the technology has been applied to the dental office through the years. Attendees will be introduced to three-dimensional imaging, comparing it with the traditional two-dimensional assessments and exploring the benefits and drawbacks of these imaging modalities. The lecture will guide the attendee through detailed and illustrated examples of three-dimensional patient management strategies in the context of the daily practice. Both three-dimensional static and motion analyses will also be explored. The lecture also addresses growth changes of the craniofacial region, basic orthodontic treatment, surgical prediction and 4D jaw tracking.

Course Objectives

The lecture attendee will learn about the following:

  • Understanding the field of view in radiography
  • New 3D CBCT technologies in dental office
  • Intra-oral scanning and applications of the modern office
  • 3D printing techniques
  • “Dos and Don’ts” in the real world

Key highlights

  • Applications of principles of 3D imaging to daily practice
  • Current technologies and modalities, relating them to modern clinical usage
  • Workflow solutions to a dental office
  • Experiences of technologies that include
  • Cone Beam Computerized Tomography
  • Intra-oral scanning devices
  • Jaw tracking Devices
  • 3D printing


Dr. Chung How KauChung How Kau is the Department Chair and tenured Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama, Birmingham. He obtained his dental degree from the National University of Singapore, and Orthodontic certification from both Cardiff University and University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (USA) and a Specialist Orthodontist on the Singapore Dental Council and the General Dental Council (UK). In Alabama, he holds the academic appointment of Professor in the Department of Surgery, Heersink School of Medicine, Senior Scientist at the Global Center for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders and UAB Microbiome Center. In addition, he also serves as the Director of the Craniofacial Orthodontia Clinic in partnership with the Children’s Rehabilitation Service and Medicaid of Alabama, and is the Craniofacial Orthodontist on the Cleft Craniofacial Team at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. These combined experiences shaped his commitment to treating craniofacial anomalies and dento-facial deformities. Apart from practicing clinical orthodontics, he is a researcher with a keen interest in clinical translational research focusing on technology-driven orthodontic applications, dento-facial deformities, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, accelerated tooth movement, and 4D jaw tracking. At present, he is the Principal Investigator on several NIH and Industry grants and has a research involvement in excess of US$4+ million. As a prolific contributor to research, he actively publishes in the orthodontic literature and has over 160+ peer-reviewed publications, 3 books and numerous book chapters. As an international speaker, he has over 175 invited presentations and lectures in over 50 countries. For his contributions to dental surgery, he was awarded the 2011 King James IV Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he also served as the International Advisor for the USA and examiner for the MFDS and MOrth examinations. He holds visiting Professorships at the University of Debrecen and the University of Szeged in Hungary, as well as Nanjing Medical University and Xi’an Jiao Tong University in China. In addition to these academic appointments, he holds full unrestricted licenses to practice in several US states which include California and Washington State. His work has been featured on CBS Nightly News, BBC (Wales), WBRC (Alabama), and ABC33 (Alabama) on various Orthodontic topics.


  • Dr. Kau has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 35 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

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Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Thursday, January 11, 2024. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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