Dental imaging (2D and 3D) forms a key component in the examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of our patients across all age groups. Radiographs are snapshots which harbour information of the past and present. Erroneously identifying aberrant anatomy for pathology and/or failing to detect pathology can have serious consequences for your patients and can result in significant repercussions. Using a case-based approach, this presentation will guide you through a variety of dental radiographic images: intraoral, cephalometric and panoramic radiographs and obviously also CBCT scans. A systematic approach to view and assess radiographs will be emphasised, while simultaneous attention will be paid to anatomy, incidental findings and pathology. The main goal of this presentation is to maximise one’s diagnostic yield from each dental image taken.
- Observation: develop a systematic approach to looking at dentomaxillofacial radiographs.
- Deduction: develop steps to allow you to structure a diagnostic sieve to classify your observations.
- Knowledge: provide the knowledge base for the recognition of the most common pathoses and to know when to seek a specialised second opinion.
Dr Johan Aps
Johan Aps is from Belgium where, at the University of Ghent, he obtained his dental degree in 1993, his degree in paediatric dentistry and special needs in 1997 and his PhD in 2002. In 2008 he obtained his Master’s degree ...