Endodontic Practice Webinar
DIAGNOSIS & CRACKED TEETH – How CBCT can change your practice
Webinar Live Date: October 5, 2023 | Webinar Expiration Date: 10/05/2025
Presented by Dr. Judy McIntyre
CE Educational Webinar
October 5, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time
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About The Webinar
Dr. McIntyre will review unique diagnostic cases where CBCT played a pivotal role in how she managed the treatment plan, as well as share cases of cracked teeth illustrating which ones to save, and which ones cannot be saved.
An essential component of the diagnostic puzzle in endodontics is radiology. 2D radiographs have been helpful to aid in diagnosis and planning. However, teeth, like the human body, are three dimensional and limitations with 2D radiology exist. Ultimately, the use of 3D imaging/CBCT in endodontics is about avoiding surprises, assessing prognosis, and having the information to treatment plan most effectively. Studies have shown that endodontists change their treatment plan approximately 60% of the time when using 3D imaging vs. 2D imaging.
Some examples of CBCT’s use in endodontics are identifying significant splits/branches on canals that don’t show on 2D; assessing the number, shape, and location of canals (commonly lower anteriors, premolars, and molars); locating and planning access to calcified/missed canals, angled/rotated teeth, crowned teeth or difficult anatomy; and more accurately measuring for location to a canal (depth, distance from other canals or structures, etc.).
Additionally, CBCT can help to minimize incomplete endos (CDT D3332) - entering and finding a crack/perforation. 3D imaging also provides another diagnostic modality for more challenging patients (gaggers, special needs, etc.) and is a vehicle that can provide better patient communication-reviewing the scan with the asymptomatic patient.
- Describe how CBCT is a useful adjunct in addition to 2D radiology
- Practice conveying the importance of CBCT to patients
- Identify how to review and analyze limited field of view 3D scans for endodontic applications
- Recognize how CBCT can help in the assessment of endodontic case complexity
About The Presenter
Dr. Judy McIntyre
Dr. Judy McIntyre experienced dental trauma as a young child. Despite this, she had positive experiences at the dentist, and her passion to become a dentist developed. She attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she performed research on dental unit waterline biofilms. After graduation, Dr. McIntyre attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her endodontics residency. Alongside renowned researchers in the field of endodontics, traumatology, and pediatric dentistry, her thesis and research regarding traumatic dental injuries has been published in numerous professional journals. Dr. McIntyre opened her own office in 2016 and has been active in organized dentistry. She is passionate about sharing her love for dentistry, trauma, radiology/imaging and endodontics.
About the Sponsor
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DEXIS now includes a full portfolio of products including CBCT and intraoral scanners, our legacy digital sensors and handheld x-ray system and DTX Studio Clinic, the next generation software. This complete digital solution works seamlessly together as well as with other systems to enhance the way you diagnose, plan, and treat patients in your practice. Elevate your patient outcomes with greater confidence — across the patient journey. With DEXIS proven solutions, you’ll be able to treat patients from consultation to diagnosis to treatment to surgery and deliver appliances, all with the efficiency that you come to expect with the DEXIS brand you already know.