Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): Basic and Interpreting the Findings

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Dr. Steven Singer

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has become a mainstay of imaging for the dental profession. As the scanners and the images produced find their way into general and specialty practices, practitioners need to understand this modality to provide the greatest benefit to their patients. This lecture will introduce the principles, applications, and interpretation of CBCT images.

The goals of the lecture include:

  • Understanding the basics of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
  • Reviewing scanning options for adjustable field-of-view CBCT machines.
  • Prescribing CBCT examinations
  • Identifying CBCT anatomy – normal structures
  • Identifying CBCT anatomy – common and uncommon pathology
  • Viewing protocols
  • Reporting the results

Dr. Howard Ochs

Cone Beam Computed Tomography is a powerful imaging tool that enhances the ability of healthcare providers to diagnose and treat conditions with greater precision and confidence.

1 CE Credit: $180 tax-deductible donation

About Dr. Steven Singer

Steven R. Singer, DDS is Professor and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Interim Director of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1982 and practiced general dentistry for over 25 years while teaching Oral Radiology. He first taught at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and then at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. In 2010, he became a full-time member of the faculty. Additionally, he is an International Professor at Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences in Guntur, India. Dr. Singer has co-authored over 65 peer-reviewed publications and 150 abstracts. He has presented at national and international meetings and has delivered numerous continuing education courses. He serves on several editorial boards and as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals, in addition to leadership roles in a number of professional organizations.

In addition to overseeing the administrative tasks that help the Department of Diagnostic Sciences run smoothly, he takes pride in leading a diverse and deeply dedicated group of faculty, providing support for their didactic and clinical programs, as well as research and patient service. He still enjoys both didactic and clinical teaching, as well as encouraging and supporting research efforts for pre- and postdoctoral students and providing continuing education for colleagues.

About Dr. Howard Ochs

Dr. Ochs received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania with special honors in Anatomy and Pharmacology.

This was followed by a one year fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University.

He went on to complete a four year residency at Emory, which he completed in 1992. He has passed his written Board exam, and is an attending Oral Surgeon on staff at New York Hospital Queens. He has a special interest in Implant dentistry, and he lectures frequently on this subject. He practices in Queens and White Plains, New York.

Dr. Weinstein is an AFDVI Board member.

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