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Continuing Dental Education

Variants of Normal Anatomy that May Simulate Disease on Conventional and Advanced Images

Didem Dagdeviren, MSc, PhD, FRCD (C), Dip ABOMR

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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

Determination of variation of normal radiographic anatomy is one of the greatest challenges for the practicing dentists as the range of normality is a grey area. Normal anatomy shows variable radiographic morphology that may result from a variation in normal anatomy or image acquisition factors. A clear knowledge of normal radiographic anatomy and imaging principles is essential to recognize these variants and avoid unnecessary or even harmful treatments. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the normal variations of the oral and maxillofacial region that may be misinterpreted as pathology. A variety of imaging modalities including two-dimensional conventional radiographs and three-dimensional advanced images will be used to illustrate different views of these normal variants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize normal, variant of normal and abnormal structures
  • Provide a systematic approach to the interpretation of conventional and advanced images
  • Understand and differentiate between real images and artifacts


Dr. Didem DagdevirenDr. Didem Dagdeviren received her DDS and Ph.D. from Hacettepe University, Turkey. She completed her specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology combined with a Master of Dental Science at the University of Connecticut, USA. Currently, Dr. Dagdeviren is an Assistant Professor and Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at McGill University.

Course Logistics

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

8:00am – 10:00am Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 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.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.