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CBCT: An Interactive Workshop

May 6, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

CBCT: An Interactive Workshop
Software Navigation ‒ Diagnostic Interpretation ‒ Clinical Application

CBCT scans will be systematically reviewed in order to illustrate normal anatomy, variations of normal and indications of pathology. A standardized approach to diagnostic interpretation will be demonstrated. A protocol that promotes the diagnosis of oral/maxillofacial structures as well as the evaluation of craniofacial/paranasal sinus conditions will provide the doctor with the background necessary to make clinically correct diagnostic decisions. From acute rhinosinusitis to ethmoid osteomas each case presentation will enhance the participant’s knowledge of craniofacial conditions that necessitate referral and treatment. Navigation and clinical software tools will be explained, driven and applied to actual clinical cases. Each computer is equipped with 25 select clinical cases.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Richard Monahan

Richard Monahan completed his MS in radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is board certified in oral and maxillofacial radiology and holds faculty appointments at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the University of Texas.  He has been a member of The Cleft Palate/ Craniofacial Team at Shriners Hospital for Children since 2005.  He completed his law degree at Loyola Law School and acts as consultant to several national malpractice defense firms.  Dr. Monahan serves as chair of The Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Science and as Director of Radiology at The University of Illinois Dental College and has a private practice devoted exclusively to teleradiology and radiographic interpretation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demystify CBCT: move your 2D knowledge base into the world of 3D diagnosis and treatment.
  • Develop a standardized protocol that identifies normal anatomy, variations of normal and pathology of the oral/maxillofacial region.
  • Appreciate, drive and apply navigational software tools utilizing actual clinical cases.
  • Understand FOV, partial volume averaging, beam hardening and the effects of digital image processing.
  • Compare CBCT to panoramic radiology and CT/CAT scans in terms of diagnostic yield, radiation dose, advantages and limitations.
  • See why orthogonal orientation is always the first adjustment for any data set.
  • Calcifications and pneumatizations: those you should care about and those you can dismiss.
  • Appreciate paranasal sinus disease: common conditions vs. clinical concerns.
  • Grasp the evidence-based relevance of CBCT airway analysis software.
  • Clarify 2016 CDT: Dental Procedure Codes related to CBCT.
  • Understand how to write a Radiology Report: format, content, depth, necessity.
  • Understand the legal implications of 3D imaging: standard of care vs. state of the art.
  • Determine when and if you should go 3D.
  • Know when to refer: from an opacified ostiomeatal complex to obstructive concha bullosa each case will increase the participant’s knowledge of conditions that necessitate referral.
  • Obtain hands-on experience in a state-of-the-science 3D LearnLab.
  • Know where to obtain continued growth, development and support: specific articles, journals, textbooks, websites, seminars, professional organizations.

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans will be systematically reviewed during this course in order to illustrate normal anatomy, variations of normal, and indications of pathology.

Within the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) dedicated 3-D LearnLab, attendees will work on a computer equipped with 25 select clinical cases.

Available Sessions:

May  Sessions:
Session 1……………. Friday, May 6th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OR

Session 2……………..Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR

Session 3……………..Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

Attendance is limited to only six participants per session.

This course will provide 3 CE credits in AGD subject code: 731 – Digital Radiology


This course is $495.00 for AGD members and $595.00 for non-members

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University of Illinois at Chicago— UIC College of Dentistry
3D LearnLab – Room 125/First Floor
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612

 CBCT – An Interactive Workshop Brochure


Course Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must received in writing and should be emailed to [email protected].

Cancellations received within 10 business days of the course will be charged a $100 processing fee.



May 6, 2016 @ 8:00 am
May 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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University of Illinois at Chicago – UIC College of Dentistry
3D Learn Lab - Room 125 / First Floor, 801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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