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UM Bannatyne: Dentistry Building: Room-D112A, Alpha Omega

University of Manitoba, 780 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W2

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For general dentists and dental specialists alike, the emerging world of three-dimensional (3D) imaging can be an overwhelming, yet exciting venture. Although incorporating this technology into the dental practice can prove to be a challenge, it can reward the practitioner with the advantages of visualizing regions of interest without distortion or superimposed anatomical structures.

This three-day certification course in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) taught by University of Manitoba experts from oral and maxillofacial radiology, and radiation protection and imaging physics, is the first CBCT certification program taught within the province.

The program will include a didactic portion and a hands-on clinical portion that utilizes the CBCT in the Ross McIntyre Digital Imaging Centre at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. The didactic component will span Friday and Saturday, in both the morning and afternoon sessions, and will thoroughly explore the principles of CBCT imaging technology. This broad scope of topics will educate general practitioners and dental specialist in the realm of oral radiology and the use of the CBCT in their practice, as well as emphasize the 10 responsibilities of the clinician inherent in utilizing this imaging modality. The Sunday morning session will encompass an interpretation seminar with discussion of patient cases. In the afternoon, the attendees will be split into two separate groups that will each gain experience exposing a CBCT image, as well as a mini-seminar on the manipulation of the images in the third-party 3D software.



  • Integrate the principles of CBCT into their clinical dental practice
  • Apply the clinical indications for CBCT radiography and explore CBCT applications
  • Identify appropriate patient selection criteria and radiographic image prescription
  • Recognize the detrimental biological effects of ionizing radiation and weigh them against
    their benefits
  • Quantify radiation dosimetry
  • Implement patient preparation and safety
  • Select appropriate imaging protocols
  • Perform quality assurance procedures
  • Identify normal anatomy in CBCT
  • Recognize CBCT imaging artifacts
  • Perform a CBCT examination and utilize the 3D imaging software to review the case
  • Interpret CBCT images utilizing radiographic interpretation and explain the responsibilities
    of the clinical practitioner related to CBCT



Meredith Brownlee, BSc, DMD, MDS, (OMFR), FRCD(C), Dip. ABOMR Assistant Professor; Head; Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Dental Diagnostics and Surgical Sciences, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Idris Elbakri, PhD, MCCPM Imaging Physics; CancerCare Manitoba Assistant Professor; Radiology Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; University of Manitoba

Ingvar A. J. Fife, PhD, CRadP, CSci, MIPEM Head; Radiation Protection and Imaging Physics, Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba Adjunct Professor; Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor; Radiology, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; University of Manitoba


CREDITS: 18 Hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credit


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 AGD Code 165




Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

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