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Online Self-Study Continuing Education (CE) Course

CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool

Continuing Education Credits:
1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

Course Presenter(s):
Daniel B. Spagnoli, DDS, PhD
George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS


Date Added:
08/13/2014

Course Description:

The era of in-office Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has unequivocally transformed interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy (IDT). While in-office CBCT imaging may be the latest technological breakthrough enhancing opportunities for treatment planning, it is diagnosis that has remained the constant variable critical for predictable patient outcomes. In the “team-approach” context, surgical specialists are expanding the boundaries of reconstructive surgery and are often called upon to treat more complex bone deformities in patients seeking dentofacial and/or craniofacial rehabilitation. Faced with today’s patient demands, the need for predictable surgical strategies is of even greater importance to ensure successful outcomes. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the utilization of CBCT imaging from the perspective and scope of a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Treatment planning, critical thinking skills and surgical execution of cases demonstrating complex dentoalveolar bone reconstruction and craniofacial deformities will be presented demonstrating how this paradigm shift has expanded capabilities and predictability to treat demanding cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss and demonstrate the utilization of CBCT imaging from the perspective and scope of a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon
  • The "team approach" of interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Treatment planning, critical thinking skills and surgical execution of cases demonstrating complex dentoalveolar bone reconstruction and craniofacial deformities

Continuing Education Course Modules
1 CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool
The era of in-office Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has unequivocally transformed interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy (IDT). While in-office CBCT imaging may be the latest technological breakthrough enhancing opportunities for treatment planning, it is diagnosis that has remained the constant variable critical for predictable patient outcomes. In the “team-approach” context, surgical specialists are expanding the boundaries of reconstructive surgery and are often called upon to treat more complex bone deformities in patients seeking dentofacial and/or craniofacial rehabilitation. Faced with today’s patient demands, the need for predictable surgical strategies is of even greater importance to ensure successful outcomes. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the utilization of CBCT imaging from the perspective and scope of a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Treatment planning, critical thinking skills and surgical execution of cases demonstrating complex dentoalveolar bone reconstruction and craniofacial deformities will be presented demonstrating how this paradigm shift has expanded capabilities and predictability to treat demanding cases.
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