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Mastering CBCT in Endodontics

For more than 50 years the Foundation has invested in advancing the specialty through research funding and education support. CBCT represents a quantum leap forward in imaging technology, but there are many finer points to getting the most out of your scans for optimal patient care.

The Foundation is partnering with Dr. Bruno Azevedo to host Mastering CBCT in Endodontics, a two-day online workshop to benefit the Foundation.

Dr. Azevedo has a vested interest in supporting the specialty that has been instrumental in the success of his career. He has graciously offered to provide this intimate course with all registration costs being donated to support the Foundation’s ongoing work!

"Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It is an honor and privilege to give back to the endodontic specialty and the AAE Foundation. I hope that by donating time and knowledge to the Foundation, I can serve two excellent goods: help those who support the Foundation improve their understanding of 3D imaging, while helping the Foundation with its mission of enhancing endodontics."  — Dr. Bruno Azevedo

December 4-5, 2020
Workshop Postponed

Thank you for your interest in Mastering CBCT in Endodontics. Unfortunately, we are postponing this educational opportunity to accommodate more attendee schedules. Please watch for details in the coming weeks with new dates for the same great content. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Full Course Details

The CBCT imaging course will focus on the 4 pillars of CBCT Imaging: Acquisition, Data Correction, Data Navigation, and Data Interpretation. These are essential skills that can boost your practice production and optimize radiographic diagnosis and treatment planning sessions. During the course, we will discuss each phase of the CBCT imaging workflow in detail. You will learn how to systematically read a CBCT scan, recognize 3D imaging patterns, understand the 3D anatomy of the jaws and discover how to improve your image quality by minimizing noise, scatter and beam hardening. The course will also cover advanced 3D imaging techniques, including CBCT imaging evaluation of gingival profile and bone trabeculation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the use of 3D imaging in endodontics
  • Describe current technological advances in CBCT hardware and software
  • Describe imaging artifacts and how to overcome them
  • Use contemporary 3D imaging navigation techniques to minimize interpretation time and maximize diagnosis
  • Recognize advanced 3D anatomy of the paranasal sinuses
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for lesions associated with endodontic scans
  • Integrate information presented in this course into efforts to improve the imaging skills of the participants


Subject to change; all times are in CST.

Friday, December 4, 2020
9 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome & Introduction
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.Explaining CBCT Imaging – Hardware and Acquisition Guidelines
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Data Correction Principles and CBCT Imaging Artifacts – Beam Hardening and Scatter
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 - 3 p.m.Data Navigation Techniques – How to Dynamically Read a CBCT Scan and Recognize 3D Imaging Patterns
3 - 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.Interactive 3D Anatomy and Pathology of the Maxillary Sinuses
4:45 - 5 p.m.Break
5 - 6 p.m.Interactive 3D Anatomy and Pathology of the Maxillary Sinuses II
Saturday, December 5, 2020
9 - 9:15 a.m.Break
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.Interactive 3D Anatomy and Pathology of the Maxilla and Mandible
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Interactive 3D Dental Anatomy – High Density Findings
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 - 3 p.m.Interactive 3D Dental Anatomy – Low Density Findings
3 - 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.Diagnosing Root Fractures
4:45 - 5 p.m.Break
5-6 p.m.Interactive Case Interpretation

About Dr. Azevedo

Dr. Bruno Azevedo – a.k.a. The Cone Beam Guy – is an Oral Maxillofacial Radiologists with extensive experience in 3D imaging technologies in Dentistry. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he received both a certificate in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and a Masters in Dental Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Azevedo is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and is one of North America's most active speakers regarding dental 3D imaging technologies. He was a founding faculty of Western University College of Dental Medicine and served as the Oral Radiology Department Director for six years at the University of Louisville. Dr. Azevedo currently works in private practice Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and provides consulting services regarding dental Imaging and 3D printing.

Speaker Disclosure:

In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: Former paid consultant for J.Morita USA (ended relationship in 2018); unpaid consultant for CDT Software

Praise from Previous Workshops:

"One of the most energetic speakers and always amazes us with the new technology and its impact to endodontics."

"Dr. Azevedo's lecture was easy to understand and very dynamic."

Cancellation Policy:

Registration packages will be refunded, less a $10 processing fee, if the AAE receives written notification of cancellation by November 30, 2020. Email cancellations to

Refund requests after November 30, 2020, will require review by the Assistant Executive Director for AAE Foundation.

Refunds, including those for no-shows, will not be granted, after December 4, 2020. A no-show occurs if a registrant does not cancel in advance AND/OR does not show up for the scheduled Mastering CBCT in Endodontics virtual workshop.

The AAE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider, a recognized provider in California (#2030), Florida (#PP0049). Programs of the AAE (#214682) are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The AAE designates this activity for up to 14.5 continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

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