Are You Ready To Integrate CBCT Into Your Practice?

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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CBCT is revolutionizing our ability to optimally diagnosis and treat our patients. This course will provide an overview of CBCT Technology so that you can confidently decide when and how to leverage the benefits of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) to meet the individual needs of your practice


We will discuss the indications for taking a CBCT, the advantages and limitations of CBCT relative to conventional imaging, and review the basics of systematic interpretation and cross-sectional head and neck anatomy so that you are better equipped to differentiate normal anatomy from abnormal pathosis. Additionally, we will consider when and how to involve an Oral and Maxillofacial radiologist, briefly review the basics of CBCT technology, and, for those interested in purchasing a CBCT, how to select the best machine for your practice.


In the hands-on portion of the course clinicians will have an opportunity to navigate cases using CBCT viewing software.

You Will Learn


  • How to navigate a CBCT case
  • Systematic interpretation
  • Basic cross-sectional head and neck anatomy
  • Indications for taking a CBCT
  • Advantages and limitations of CBCT relative to conventional imaging
  • When and how to involve an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
  • Basics of CBCT technology
  • How to select the best CBCT machine for your practice


Who Should Attend
This program is designed for dentists and allied dental professionals.




Participants may bring their own laptop with CBCT viewing software installed. Otherwise, they will be using the University's computers with pre-installed CBCT software.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



Course is limited to 24 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $325* Allied Dental Professionals; $395* Dentists (for registrations received by Sept 28th)

Regular Tuition: $375* Allied Dental Professionals; $445* Dentists

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.


Martina Parrone DDS MS is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2003 and completed a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Masters in Dental Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. After teaching on the East coast she is excited to return to the University of the Pacific as Radiology faculty.

Saulo L. Sousa Melo, DDS, MSD, PhD, MS graduated in 2006 and obtained his M.S.D. in oral and maxillofacial radiology in 2010 from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. In 2013, he finished his Ph.D. in dental radiology from the University of Campinas (Brazil). From 2011-2012, he did post-doctoral training under the supervision of Dr. Allan Farman at the University of Louisville (KY) working with cone beam CT and software accuracy. He returned to Brazil where he taught oral radiology at the Tiradentes University and worked as a radiologist at a private imaging center. He joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics in 2016 after completing his residency and second M.S. at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sousa Melo serves on the clerkship directors committee at the College of Dentistry and on several national committees at the American Academy Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR). His research interests include indications and limitations of cone beam CT and diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders. He has more than 30 papers published in peer-reviewed articles.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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