Continuing Dental Education

CE1627 CBCT for the GP & Restorative Update

Johan Aps, DDS, MSc Ped. Dent., MSc DMFR, PhD
Ernesto Ricardo Schwedhelm , DDS, MSD, FRCDC(P)
Yen-Wei Chen , DDS, MSD
Jae Seon Kim, DDS, MSD, FACP, CDT

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Morning Topic: CBCT for the General Dental Professional

Cone beam CT (CBCT) has gained more and more field in the last decade, while most of us have never been trained to use the technology or interpret the images acquired from it. This course will first explain what the differences are between CBCT and the more common two dimensional imaging techniques (intraoral and extraoral radiography) in dentistry. Secondly the radiation doses associated with CBCT will be discussed as well as how to influence the dose (kV, mA, exposure time, field of view) and the image quality (high versus low resolution). Last but not least, the indications, contra-indications, advantages and disadvantages of CBCT will be highlighted and illustrated with examples from the clinic. Examples will be shown using software programs from different manufacturers too.

Course Objectives

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

  • Put the radiation doses in dentistry in perspective and use this information when asked by their patients.
  • Refer correctly for CBCT.
  • Recognize artifacts, normal and abnormal anatomy on CBCT images.

Afternoon Topic: Restorative Update

Selected members of the UW Department of Restorative Dentistry will review three highly relevant topics in restorative dentistry. Dr. Ricardo Schwedhelm will examine various complications associated with implant therapy and then outline associated solutions. This will be followed by Dr. Yen Wei Chen’s discussion of digital dentistry with particular emphasis on its relevance in clinical practice. Dr. Jae Kim will finish with a method to simplify treatment planning to produce ultimate esthetic outcomes.

Course Objectives

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

  • Diagnose, treat, and ultimately prevent complications related to implant therapy.
  • Develop confidences in the relevance and usefulness of digital dentistry.
  • Understand how tooth position, proportion, and progression effect esthetic outcomes.


Johan Aps, a native from Belgium, obtained his DDS degree in 1993 at the University of Ghent in Belgium. He then obtained his pediatric dentistry degree in 1997 from the same university as well as his PhD in 2002. In 2008 he obtained a Master degree in dental and maxillofacial radiology at the University of London in Great Britain. He was part-time in private practice and faculty at the Ghent University between 1993 and 2004. Between 2004 and July 2012 he was full time faculty at the University of Ghent. Since July 2012 he is full time faculty at the University of Washington, where he currently is in charge of the division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He also runs ORIS (Oral Radiology Interpretation Service), a UW service. He is the author of several book chapters, peer-reviewed papers and associate editor for the Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Journal. He is a frequently asked speaker internationally and is also an expert on intraosseous local anesthesia.

E. Ricardo Schwedhelm received his DDS at the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico in 1978. From Indiana University, he received an MSD (1983), Certificate of Fixed and Removable Partial Prosthodontics (1983) and a Certificate of Removable Prosthodontics, also in 1983. The national Dental Examining Board of Canada certified him for practice in August of 1983. He completed a Fellowship in Prosthodontics at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 1995 and a Certificate of Prosthodontics from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia in 1997. His areas of professional interest include re-restoring previously restored dentition; implants; removable prosthodontics; dental laboratory quality control; and microscopic dentistry.

Yen-Wei Chen received his Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Washington. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Chen’s clinical interests focus on esthetics and implant restorative dentistry. His research interests are in the area of all ceramic systems and the application of CAD/CAM technology in restorative dentistry.

Jae Seon Kim received his DDS degree from Yonsei University College of Dentistry in Seoul, Korea, and his MSD degree and certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He has been engaged in dental education for several years at Georgia Regents University and most recently at University of Washington. In Augusta, Georgia, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation and a core member of the Esthetic Team in the Ronald Goldstein Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry with Dr. Gerard Chiche. Dr. Kim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a Certified Dental Technician.


  • Drs. Aps, Schwedhelm, Chen and Kim have 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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Room T-435

Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for specialists, dentists, hygienists and dental assistants.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until the Wednesday before the course).

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

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Early Bird until October 8, 2016
$161.10/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$225.90/Current Dental Alumni Member

Until November 17, 2016 (after, $25 more)
$179/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.
** This course is eligible for an “Early Bird Discount” if you register six weeks or more before the course.

7 hours

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University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.