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  • Radiographs in Dentistry – A Systematic Review:Sep 21, 20199:00 am - 12:15 pm


UM Bannatyne: Dentistry Building: Room-D25, Schwartz Theatre

University of Manitoba, 780 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada



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Course Description

Panoramic radiography is a commonly used imaging modality in dental practice and can be a valuable diagnostic tool in the dentist’s armamentarium. However, the panoramic image is a complex projection of the jaws with multiple superimpositions and distortions, which may be exacerbated by technical errors in image acquisition. Furthermore, the panoramic radiograph depicts numerous anatomic structures outside of the jaws, which may create additional interpretation challenges.

Successful interpretation of panoramic radiographs begins with an understanding of the normal anatomy of the head and neck and how it is depicted in this image type. A systematic and repeated approach to examining panoramic radiographs will be reviewed to ensure that critical findings are not overlooked. Examples of challenging interpretations, including variations of anatomy, artefacts and disease, will be presented to illustrate these concepts.

Component 1: Lecture – Basic Principles of Panoramic Imaging (1CDE credit for dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists) will review the basic principles of panoramic imaging, including the physics of image capture, patient alignment issues, and anatomic landmark review.

Component 2: Lecture – Review on Interpretation of Panoramic Images (2 CDE credits for dentists and dental hygienists) will provide a systematic review of interpretation designed to retrain the mind to ensure the entire panoramic radiographic image is assessed for image quality, normal radiographic anatomy and pathologic changes. Specific case panoramic images will be presented for discussion. Participants are encouraged to submit their own panoramic images within two weeks of course date for group review.

*Component 3: Hands-on clinical technique and patient positioning in the Ross McIntyre Digital Imaging Centre (2 CDE credits for dental hygienists and dental assistants) will provide participants with both demonstrations and practical experience in panoramic image exposure. *Components 2 and 3 are scheduled concurrently. An additional component 3 may be arranged if there is sufficient interest. Please contact Laura Friesen with your inquiries. Limited time and spaces.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

Component 1:

  • Understand the basic principles of panoramic radiography
  • Understand the basic principles of the clinical technique and patient positioning for panoramic
    image acquisition

Component 2:

  • Identify anatomical features of the panoramic radiograph
  • Analyze the four regions of the panoramic radiograph systematically
  • Perform interpretations of patient cases

Component 3:

• Calibrate appropriate patient positioning
• Calibrate radiographic technique to optimize panoramic image acquisition

Course Brochure/  Panoramic Radiographs 2019


Meredith Brownlee, B.Sc., DMD, MDS, (OMFR), FRCD(C), Dip ABOMR,
Head and Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology,
Department of Dental Diagnostics and Surgical Sciences,
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry

Meredith Brownlee completed her undergraduate dental training from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and Masters of Dental Science in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of Connecticut in 2014. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Dr. Brownlee is a full time Assistant Professor at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, and maintains a private practice.


Dentist: $295
Dental Hygienist: $150
Dental Assistant/ Other: $110


September 13, 2019

Study Credits

This course is designed for up to 3 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

 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 149/ AGD Subject Code PAN2019


Refund Policy

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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