This hands-on course is designed to prepare you to systematically review CBCT scans using 3D imaging software. We will focus on efficiently manipulating CBCT scans and using different views that can be used in every scope of practice. Participants are asked to bring along a PC laptop to the session to benefit from case(s) discussion and software manipulation. We will review endodontic cases, implant planning, and airway. We will also cover the basics of radiation exposure and how to explain it to patients easily.
• Manipulate scans efficiently using 3D imaging software
• Evaluate CBCT scans systematically
• Identify normal anatomical landmarks and radiographic signs of abnormalities
• Recognize common and incidental findings in a CBCT volume
• Understand radiation exposure and know how to explain it to patients
Dr. Lea Al Matny is a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist at SeeThru Reports and Clinical Education Specialist at Carestream Dental. She attended the University of Texas Health in San Antonio (UTHSA) where she received both a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Master’s in Dental Science. She is a reviewer for Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Radiology (OOOO) and is actively involved in multiple committees at the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR).
“I’m an experienced implant placer. I think this course was an amazing experience! The lectures really make you think about what you’re doing, not just using a drill and putting a screw in. You think about where and why and how to plan for it. That was not something that I learned before. It was more mechanics rather than the actual background to why and where were doing these things.”
“I am new to placing implants so getting the experience and knowledge to place multiple implants on multiple patients was priceless. Best CE I have ever been to, and I would recommend to others.”
“I’m someone who hasn’t placed implants. I feel like the RDI curriculum is organized the way it should be and would recommend the program to any practicing dentist. It’s three different weekends warming you up at first with mainly didactics, then getting your hands-on experience on models and pig jaws. I think their live experience is very well organized. They have everything set up ahead of time. It’s the way that I’d want to do it at my own practice. It’s doing things in the right order, making sure the foundation is made first.
“As an oral surgeon, I was impressed by the quality of education, the preparation and the systematic approach. I am confident the doctors that complete this course, will be able to go back to their practices and safely and successfully place implants. The small student-to-mentor ratios allow the attendees to receive the proper amount of time and guidance to learn the critical thinking process that goes along with placing implants. I would recommend and encourage general dentists to attend.”