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CBCT - It's Multi-D not 3-D (includes HIS - the Hardware, the Imaging, and the Software)

Sunday, April 14

9 AM - Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA


This presentation will include a brief history of the machine hardware development of the current CBCT technology. It will simplify the theory of image acquisition and then expand on the multiple diagnostic utilities of CBCT imaging, including panoramic modes, arch sectioning, multiplanar sectioning and high-resolution scanning. There will also be a brief discussion on the biologic risks associated with X radiation exposure from CBCT imaging.

This session will enable participants to:
- Know the differences between various CBCT scanning units.
- Develop familiarity with various software viewing modes.
- Determine strategies to evaluate dento-alveolar and other diseases affecting the alveolar and basal bone of the maxilla and mandible.
- Evaluate artifact from root fracture.
- Recognize the range of improvement of disease recognition with advanced imaging.


Kenneth Abramovitch, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Abramovitch is Professor with tenure and Chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at UMKC SoD. He has held similar appointments at Loma Linda University and UTHSC-Houston and Dalhousie University.

In Houston he was in oral medicine and radiology private practice for 21 years. He received his D.D.S. from McGill University and his M.S from UTHSC-San Antonio. He is a Diplomate of American Boards for Oral Radiology and for Oral Medicine. Dr. Abramovitch is a Past President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has been an invited speaker at over 130 national and international (China, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Saudi Arabia) professional meetings. Dr. Abramovitch has contributed over 60 articles to or peer reviewed journals, written 5 textbook chapters and co-authored Cone Beam CT of the Head and Neck: An Anatomical Atlas (Springer-Verlag, 2011). Conflict of Interest: None

Kenneth Abramovitch, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
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