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Accurate radiographs are essential to make a correct diagnosis, deliver positive treatment outcomes, assess long-term results and provide medico-legal protection.
This course will look at the opportunities and challenges of 2D and 3D imaging. Conventional 2D images remain the mainstay of dental treatment with film, digital sensors or phosphor plate options. Digital systems used correctly reduce radiation exposure and the need for manual processing of traditional film. This course will use two holders that operate across all 2D platforms and give you the results you need and want, including one of the most difficult procedures, an accurate endodontic image with rubber dam in place. The objective of this part of the course is to demonstrate simple clinical techniques to achieve this aim for all teeth and under all clinical situations.

Topics include

• What is the definition of a high-quality 2D image?
• 2D positioning techniques for all teeth
• Conventional film versus digital; pros and cons
• Advances in diagnosis and treatment planning with cutting-edge technologies
• 3D imaging pros and cons
• Interpretation of CBCT images: how to use generic imaging software to maximum advantage
• Which 3D imaging system suits my surgery?

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course participants will know how to:
• Successfully image any part of the mouth
• Deal with difficult situations such as gagging
• Correct procedural errors by applying a standard formula
• Apply the “buccal object rule” in both the horizontal and vertical planes
• Successfully undertake endodontic “working” films with rubber dam
• Rapidly process conventional x-ray film in 40 seconds that are of lasting quality
• Assess the clinical benefits of digital versus phosphor systems
• Understand the medico-legal implications of 3D imaging
• Identify pathology and artefacts in 2D and 3D images
• Enhance the interpretation of 3D imaging
• Identify pathology and artifacts in 2D and 3D images
• Understand the medico-legal implications of 3D imaging
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Practical Radiography in Dental Practice

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