This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.
There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is an excellent tool in endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. This course defines CBCT, compares the types of devices available, and discusses which ones are best in endodontics. It lists the advantages and disadvantages of CBCT. It shows how much radiation a patient receives compared to other medical and dental X-rays.
The types of endodontic cases where a CBCT is indicated are listed. Several cases are presented where CBCT more clearly revealed the cause of the problem than conventional two-dimensional X-rays. CBCT sometimes prevents subjecting patients to exploratory surgery or endodontic access on hopeless teeth. Like the operating microscope, clinicians who utilize CBCT would not want to practice without it.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Paul A Jones has limited his practice to endodontics since 1978. He has been using Cone beam CT in his private practice since 2009, where he has taken and read more than a thousand CBCT scans. He has taken or given more than 100 hours of continuing education in Cone beam CT, read scores of articles and books, and contributed to a chapter in a textbook on the subject. He is a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists, the American
Association of Endodontists, and the American Dental Association.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- 1. Define cone beam CT and then describe the types of machines available.
- 2. Understand the amount of radiation a patient receives from CBCT compared to other types of medical and dental X-rays.
- 3. Describe when taking a CBCT is appropriate in endodontics.
- 4. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of CBCT over conventional 2D radiography.
- 5. Understand the limitations of CBCT with regard to artifacts.
- 6. Explain who is responsible for detecting and reporting potential pathology on CBCT scans.
The author discloses that he has no financial interest in any product mentioned.
|Approved PACE Program Provider|
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
|Farran Media 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 activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.|
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skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
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