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Seeing your World in Black and White: A Review of the Maxillofacial Radiographic Lesions

Seeing your World in Black and White: A Review of the Maxillofacial Radiographic Lesions

DATE: Sunday, December 3, 2017

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 731

Portrait of Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber
Heidi Kohltfarber, DDS, MS

Associate Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Portrait of Dr. Lane Thomsen
Lane Thomsen, DDS, MS

Emeritus Professor, Oral Diagnosis, Radiology, and Pathology
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry


The advent of cone beam CT has revolutionized the dental field by allowing clinicians to observe the patient in 3D. Not only has this technology increased productivity and efficiency but it allows clinicians to see more anatomy and pathology than was previously observed with conventional dental radiographs. This course is designed to help the dental practitioner to better understand the technology, correlate the appearance of anatomy in 2D and 3D images and recognize the signs of pathologies using a case based approach. Categorization and management of bone lesions will be discussed.


  • Explain the basic technology of cone beam CT, associated radiation risks and the role of CBCT in imaging the maxillofacial region.
  • Recognize and describe the anatomy of the maxillofacial region as presented in CBCT images and correlated with their appearance in a panoramic radiograph.
  • Recognize and describe the radiographic signs of pathology with emphasis on disease categories.
  • Understand the different radiographic characteristics of a benign and malignant lesion.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis and understand the management of various bony lesions.

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