Cameron M. Howard, D.M.D., M.Sc.D.
Dr. Cameron Howard is a Board-Certified Endodontist from Milton, Georgia. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Furman University (Greenville, SC) in 2004. He received his DMD and graduated as Class President from the University of Kentucky in 2008. He received his Certificate in Endodontics and his Masters of Science in Dentistry (MScD) from Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) in 2010. His Master’s research focused on regenerative endodontics, and his thesis was titled “Regulation of dental pulp stem cell migration and regenerative endodontics”. He has had several articles published, most notably within the Journal of Endodontics. He currently serves on the AAE’s Annual Session Planning Committee and maintains a solo endodontic practice, Pinnacle Endodontics (Cumming, Georgia). In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Haley, and his two young sons.
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Cone Beam CT Usage in Endodontics: Using 3D Technology to Solve 2D Problems
Topic: CBCTLearning Objectives:
- Identify the three planes of space when reading a 3D CBCT image.
- Classify the areas where CBCT technology isn’t advised/necessary for proper diagnosis/treatment.
- Identify when CBCT technology could be helpful in the following clinical scenarios: endodontic diagnosis, restorative tx planning, calcific metamorphosis, post-op pain sequelae, unusual root canal morphology, non-endodontic pathoses, iatrogenic mishaps, root fractures, surgical planning, and internal/external root resorption.
Although conventional periapical radiography has been the gold-standard for dental diagnosis for decades, Cone Beam CT (CBCT) radiography is proving to be increasingly valuable in endodontic diagnosis and treatment. CBCT provides 3D imaging of the maxillofacial region. This 3D imaging capability can provide information on patient’s dental condition that was not possible using conventional 2D radiographs. In this lecture, Dr. Howard will provide clinical-based examples of CBCT’s functionality in endodontics. CBCT can be used to help aid endodontic diagnosis (unusual dental/facial anatomy, non-odontogenic pathoses, iatrogenic mishaps, sinus issues, root fractures and internal/ external resorption), restorative treatment planning, calcified canal location, post-op pain sequelae, and preparation for surgery. CBCT is the next quantum-leap of endodontic technology. You’ll be amazed what 3D technology can do for your patients!
One or two-hour lecture.
Dr. Howard has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentations to disclose.