Digital Radiography and Radiographic Interpretation
Introducing Digital Radiography to Your Practice — Morning Session
This course will cover topics that are pertinent to the decision involved in whether to convert the dental office to a film-less digital environment. Various digital technologies and topics on image quality, diagnostic accuracy and image processing will be included as well as the medical-legal aspects of digital radiology. By the end of this course, participants will gain an understanding of the issues involved in adopting this technology, which will help them make informed purchase decisions.
Refresher Course in Radiographic Interpretation — Afternoon Session
Topics in radiographic interpretation that are of interest to the dental team will be reviewed. Using a case-based learning technique, a method of analyzing the radiograph in order to obtain all of the diagnostic information will be discussed. Both abnormalities and variations of normal anatomy that are likely to be seen in the average dental practice will be discussed, as well as identification of radiographic characteristics that would suggest the presence of a malignancy. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of intraoral radiographs and panoramic films.
Dr. Grace Petrikowski is an oral and maxillofacial radiologist and is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. She is the Director of the undergraduate radiology program and participates in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Her research interests include use of digital radiography and quantification techniques in evaluation of bone loss around implants as well as clinical research on radiographic appearance of osseous disease. Aside from her academic commitments, Dr. Petrikowski maintains an active oral radiology practice and consultation service and is Past-President of the Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.