Lecture: Mastering imaging diagnosis in Endodontics

WORK CLOSELY WITH DR. BUCHANAN & DR. BRUNO AZEVEDO Radiographic imaging is essential to the clinical practice of endodontics. The recent addition of CBCT to the clinician’s armamentarium overcomes many of the limitations related to conventional two-dimensional imaging. The increased information obtained from three-dimensional imaging may improve all phases of endodontic care. CBCT has significantly impacted how clinicians diagnose, treatment plan and manage cases in modern endodontic practice. This case-based presentation will highlight the principles, advantages and clinical applications of CBCT in endodontics. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques, focusing on advanced 3D navigation of small high resolution CBCT volumes. Our goal is to help endodontists and other CBCT users to gain confidence on HOW to better use this imaging technology and learn a proven systematically sequence on how to better interpret CBCT scans regardless of the 3D scanner of their choice.

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • Justify the use of 3D imaging in Endodontics
  • Explain how the benefits of CBCT imaging overcome any potential risks associated with radiation dose
  • Be familiar with current technical advances in CBCT hardware and software;
  • Understand Imaging Artifacts and how to overcome them;
  • Learn how to maximize imaging quality during imaging acquisition
  • Learn how to correct CBCT data to improve image quality
  • Learn advanced CBCT navigation skills to minimize interpretation time and maximize diagnosis;
  • Recognize advanced 3D anatomy of the paranasal sinuses and the jaws.
  • Develop differential diagnosis for lesions associated with endodontic scans
  • Integrate information presented in this course into efforts to improve imaging diagnostic skills of all participants.


Day 1 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00  Best Practices for Imaging Interpretation and Initial Hands on case
9:00 – 9:50 CBCT Imaging Acquisition Guidelines: Demystifying Radiation Dose and Alara
9:50 – 10:10 Break, Q&A
10:10 – 11:00  Importance of 2D imaging before 3D imaging
11:00 to 12:00 Understanding CBCT Hardware/Acquisition
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch, Q&A
1:00 – 2:40 How to maximize image quality during imaging acquisition Tips on patient positioning, acquisition parameters and modified techniques for special needs patients.
2:20 – 2:40  Break
3:00  – 4:00 Correcting data: How minimize Noise and other artifacts
4:00 – 5:00 Navigating the data – Advanced navigation tools and how to minimize the Parallax Error!
Hands cases to solidify concepts learned today

Day – 2
8:00 – 9:00  Introduction to Interpretation – learning the correct interpretation sequence
9:00 – 9:50 How do to describe what I see…
9:50 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 12:00 Maxillary Sinus Interpretation – Sinus Cases
12:00- 1: 00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Advanced Maxilla and Mandible 3D anatomy and clinical cases
2:00 – 2:40 Advanced imaging of teeth
2:40 – 3:00 pm Break
3:20 – 4:00 pm  Imaging of  Root fractures
4:00 – 4:30 pm Clinical Cases
4:30 – 5:00 pm Clinical Cases

For additional information about the course, including travel recommendations and the refund/cancellation policy, please visit FAQ. If you are in need of additional assistance or furthered information contact Katie Dettamanti at (800) 528-1590 or katie@endobuchanan.com.

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Buchahan & Dr. Burno Correa de Azevedo Bio