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Basic Users Cone Beam CT (CBCT) Course: Level I

Friday, June 13, 2014

This course will provide the practitioner with a thorough knowledge of the principles behind CBCT, including: CBCT image and technique selection; reducing radiation risk; understanding 3-D anatomical variations; recognizing key pathological processes; and the process of CBCT interpretation and reporting.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the basic principles of CBCT
  2. Appreciate the risks associated with ionizing radiation and how to minimize exposure
  3. Recognize when to prescribe CBCT scans based upon high-yield criteria and minimized radiation dose
  4. Review associated anatomy and the basics of pathology
  5. Create a CBCT image report and identify when to refer for a second opinion or over-read

Following this course, participants must complete an online exam on the AAOMR website to attain the AAOMR/ADA CBCT Level I CE credits in CBCT applications and safety. Once the exam is passed, participants will be able to register for LEVEL II.

Early registration ends Friday, May 30, 2014. Fees increase starting June 1, 2014.

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CE Credits: 8 hours

Registration Fee by May 30, 2014
Student: $295
Member: $595
Nonmember: $795

Registration Fee after May 30, 2014
Student: $345
Member: $645
Nonmember: $845


Christos Angelopolous, DDS, MS
Dr. Angelopoulos is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a maxillofacial radiology consultant at James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. In addition, he is the executive director of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Allan Farman, BDS, MBA, PhD
Dr. Farman is a clinician, researcher and educator in oral and maxillofacial radiology and is immediate past president of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Maria Mora, DDS
Dr. Mora works as an oral and maxillofacial radiologist at BeamReaders in Sacramento, CA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and chair of the Continuing Education Committee of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Meeting Location:
ADA Headquarters
211 E Chicago Ave
2nd Floor Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60611

Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E Pearson St
Chicago, IL 60611

$219 Single Occupancy

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Course Agenda
Time Topic Presenter
8:00- 8:50 am CBCT Basic Principles Allan G. Farman BDS, PhD, MBA
8:50- 9:40 am Radiation Safety Christos Angelopoulos, DDS, MS
9:40- 9:55 am Break
9:55- 10:45 pm Guidelines/Technique Selection Christos Angelopoulos, DDS, MS
10:45- 11:35pm Anatomy Christos Angelopoulos, DDS, MS
11:35- 12:45pm Lunch Break
12:45-1:35pm Principles of Interpretation & Review of Cases Maria Mora, DDS, MS
1:35- 1:50pm Break
1:50-2:40pm Incidental Findings Allan G. Farman BDS, PhD, MBA
2:40- 3:30pm Reporting & Legal/ Ethical Methods Allan G. Farman BDS, PhD, MBA
3:30- 4:20pm Quality Assurance & Scanning protocols Maria Mora, DDS, MS
4:20- 5:00pm Q & A All speakers