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Joel B. Slingbaum, D.M.D.


Dr. Slingbaum received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1998. He returned to Florida to continue his education at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine’s postgraduate program in endodontics; he completed his training in 2000. For the past 15 years, he has been in private practice in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Dr. Slingbaum is highly involved in dental education. He has been serving as an adjunct associate professor at NSU since 2000, and is loves teaching didactic and clinical education at the graduate and postgraduate levels. He is currently serving as the Webmaster for the NSU College of Dental Medicine’s website, the director of information technology for the College of Dental Medicine and the director of the “The Digital Dental School” project. Dr. Slingbaum has lectured both nationally and internationally.

Contact information

2221 N University Dr, Ste D
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024-3603
Phone: 954-961-3636
Fax: 954-961-8107

Available Sessions

  • Digital Radiography
    Topic: Imaging

    Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Additionally, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.

    Digital Radiography (DR or DX) is essentially filmless X-ray image capture. In place of X-ray film, a digital image capture device is used to record the X-ray image and make it available as a digital file that can be presented for interpretation and saved as part of the patient’s medical record. The advantages of DR over film include immediate image preview and availability, a wider dynamic range which makes it more forgiving for over- and underexposure, as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance the overall display of the image. The largest motivator for health care facilities to adopt DR is its potential to reduce costs associated with processing, managing and storing films. Typically there are two variants of digital image capture devices. These devices include flat panel detectors and high-density line scan solid state detectors.

    One half- or full-day lecture.


Dr. Slingbaum has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.

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