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Radiology Reports and Radiographic Patterns of Malignant Versus Benign Disease

Sunday, April 16

9 AM - Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

About the Course

This course will start with cone beam-computed tomography (CBCT) basics, including image formation, advantages and disadvantages of disease interpretation compared to conventional 2D imaging. Then, it will introduce the attendees to radiological terminology and interpretation, emphasizing the radiological patterns of malignant and benign disease in the maxillofacial territory. Real life case examples will be presented. Attendees will actively participate during the lecture via the online platform poll.

This session will enable participants to:
- Understand the image formation process during CBCT acquisition
- Recognize the most common CBCT artifacts and their limitations
- Brush up on what a radiology report is and its importance
- Understand radiological terminology used to describe disease and identify benign and malignant radiological patterns
- Understand the importance of systematic image analysis and clinical correlation


Michelle Briner Garrido, D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist

Dr. Michelle Briner is originally from Chile, where she received her DDS in 2015 and certificate in dental aesthetics in 2016 at the Universidad de Los Andes. In 2020, she graduated from the University of Florida as an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialist. Currently, she works as an assistant professor at the department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at UMKC, where she teaches radiology courses to dental and dental hygiene students and residents. She’s also involved in research, mainly related to cranial base morphology of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta and computed deep learning algorithms for staging mandibular third molar development on panoramic radiographs. She has presented nationally, and internationally, various topics related to maxillofacial radiology. In her free time, Dr. Briner enjoys being outside spending time with her family.

Conflict of Interest: None reported

Michelle Briner Garrido, D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
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