Oral Health Group
Continuing Education

Small Field-of-View Cone Beam CT: Principles and Applications 2022

January 14 - January 15, 2022
University of Toronto, 89 Chestnut Street - University Room - 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M5G 1R1


The small field-of-view cone beam CT (CBCT) has both didactic and clinical “hand’s on” components that will introduce the clinician to the principles of CBCT and its applications in dentistry consistent with RCDSO and ODQ education guidelines for the operation of small field-of-view CBCT systems.

The course emphasizes radiation protection, the interpretation of diseases and disease processes arising in the oral and maxillofacial region and computer skills associated with image processing.  The first part of the course will be held on January 14 and 15, 2022, and will consist of didactic lectures and hands-on imaging processing of imaging volumes.  Topics will include:

  1. Radiation physics, biology and dosimetry.
  2. Normal anatomy and variations.
  3. Principles of image interpretation.
    1. Dento-alveolar trauma.
    2. Dysplastic conditions of bone.
    3. Benign space-occupying lesions.
    4. Inflammation and malignant neoplasia.
    5. Temporomandibular joint.
  4. Pre-operative imaging for dental implant treatment planning.
  5. Image processing of 3D volumes.
  6. Reporting.

The second part of the course will be held at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto (124 Edward St.) on Thursday, February 10, 2022.  Each participant will be scheduled in one of three 45 minute sessions that will take place in the main Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology clinic on the 2nd floor of the Faculty beginning at 9 am.  During this session, the practical considerations of CBCT be discussed, and this will be followed by a 2 hour test beginning at 1 pm.  The test will be 2 hours in duration, and will consist of short answer questions, as well as a review of 2 CBCT volumes.  The passing grade is 60%.


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