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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 perhaps the most difficult requirement, taking an accurate and repeatable endodontic image with rubber dam in place. The objective of the 2D part of the course is to demonstrate simple clinical techniques to achieve this aim for all teeth and under all clinical situations. The 2D discussion will also include techniques and interpretation of OPG images. 3D or CBCT imaging is the most exciting development in dental radiology today. This part of the course will stress the advances in diagnosis and treatment planning that CBCT provides. Learn how to interpret CBCT images and use generic imaging software to its maximum advantage. Emphasis will be placed on recognising the difference between artifacts and pathological conditions and understanding the medical implications of 3D imaging.

Learning outcomes

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 Assess the clinical benefits of digital versus phosphor systems Identify pathology and artefacts in 2D, OPG and 3D images Understand the medico-legal implications of 3D imaging Enhance the interpretation of 3D imaging

Further information 

Dr Steven Cohn, Dr Peter Case, Dr Amelita Simpson

Dr Steven Cohn AM is a specialist endodontist in Sydney. Steve has taught undergraduate and postgraduate endodontics at the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital since 1979 and is the former Director of Postgraduate Endodontic Education at the University of Sydney. In 1998 Steve started the first microscope training courses for endodontists in Australia. In the last 13 years Dr Cohn has run more courses for the University of Sydney Continuing Education in Dentistry program than any other educator. Since 2009 Steve, Dr Rick Spencer and Ms Barbara Faulkner have conducted microscope courses for general practitioners. These courses have continued annually since 1998 and 2009 respectively. Steve also does hands on microscope training on an individual basis in dentist’s rooms on request. Dr Cohn also presents “hands on“ clinics on rubber dam utilisation with Dr Rick Spencer and Ms Barbara Faulkner emphasising rubber dam application in both endodontics and general practice. Steve has also made a rubber dam training video for the ADA (NSW Branch) CPD. Dr Cohn has also maintained a long interest in dental radiology. He was a consultant to the Dunvale and Rinn corporations and assisted with developing both the Rinn DS and DS Endo devices. He solely designed both the Snapex (1979) and TruView (2017) radiography systems, both specifically designed to be used with all endodontic and restorative procedures carried out under rubber dam. Steve regularly conducts “hands on' radiology workshops throughout Australia. Until recently Dr Cohn was a Federal ADA Media Advisor responsible for the development and delivery of educational content for the dental profession. Dr Peter Case (NSW) was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Australian Navy, serving as the Fleet Dental Surgeon, providing endodontic treatment and was one of the senior clinical mentors for the junior dental officers of the Australian Defence Force. Peter is the President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW) and Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists. Dr Amelita Simpson is the former Section Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging at Sydney Dental Hospital. She obtained her DMD from the Philippines in 1982 and her MPhil in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of Sydney in 2017. She was appointed as a NSW Health Staff Specialist in DMFR in 2018. Dr Simpson is a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney (since 2008) and an ADC Examiner since 2014. Dr Simpson received an Excellence in Teaching Award for the University of Sydney in 2008. She was elected as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2014, and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Dentistry (Singapore) in 2019. Dr Simpson is a regularly invited lecturer to the Philippines. She has a particular interest in head and neck ultrasonography.

Dr Steven Cohn, Dr Peter Case, Dr Amelita Simpson 

Practical Radiography in Dental Practice

Dr Steven Cohn, Dr Peter Case, Dr Amelita Simpson
Saturday 22nd Jun 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
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