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Cone-beam CT course set for Chicago in June

Here's an opportunity to visit the Windy City this summer and earn eight continuing education credits through the ADA Summer Seminar Series.

The ADA is featuring the Basic Users Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (Level 1) course on June 15 at ADA Headquarters.

Those attending will learn the principles behind CBCT, including CBCT image and technique selection; reducing radiation risk; understanding 3-D anatomical variations; recognition of key pathological processes; and CBCT interpretation and reporting. Speakers include Dr. Allan G. Farman, Dr. Maria Mora and Dr. Christos Angelopoulos.

By the course's conclusion, participants will be able to understand the basic principles of cone-beam computed tomography; identify the risks associated with ionizing radiation and how to minimize exposure; recognize when to prescribe CBCT scans based on high-yield criteria and minimized radiation dose; review associated anatomy and the basics of pathology; discuss basic interpretation to create a report of CBCT images and identify when to refer for a second opinion or over-read; understand CBCT technique tips; and recognize errors and artifacts.

For more information, including a course schedule and speaker biographies, visit ADA.org.

The website includes ADA hotel and airfare discounts from 2 to 10 percent and information about a graduate student member rate of $295.

Register for Basic Users Cone-Beam CT by contacting the ADA Member Service Center at 1-312-440-2500 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

Additional questions may be directed by email to seminarseries@ada.org.

JADA Live seminars

Also coming in 2013 are additional JADA Live seminars.

The Journal of the American Dental Association launched the JADA Live program in 2012 as a series of continuing education seminars that take place at selected venues across the country to provide dentists with more of what they need to improve their practices.

The schedule for the 2013 JADA Live, which includes a program on digital imaging, will be announced soon.

Dentists who participate in a JADA Live seminar can earn CE credits provided by CERP, the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program.

The number of CE units available will vary with the seminar.