Cone Beam CT 2012



Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Columbia University CDM designates this activity:

CE Credit Hours - 6

Location Columbia University Medical Center

Presbyterian Hospital - 17th Floor

630 West 168th Street

New York, NY 10032


Registration Fee $295*


Samuel J. Zeichner, DMD, MA, MS

Associate Professor & Director, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology,

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Course Description

Advances in cone beam CT enable the clinician to visualize the maxillofacial region in three dimensions. With this dramatic improvement in imaging capability comes the obligation to look at considerably more clinical radiographic data to avoid missing a significant finding. Unlike the review of a single panoramic radiograph, the clinician must now examine more than 500 separate images that comprise a CT exam. The dentist or dental specialist cannot abrogate this responsibility just by selectively looking at a region of interest such as an implant site. Instead, the entire data volume must be scanned and interpreted for reportable findings. Traditional dental training generally does not prepare the dentist to interpret radiographic images encompassing the cervical spine, soft tissues of the neck, paranasal sinuses, orbits or cranial base. This course presents a systematic approach to the CT examination of the entire maxillofacial region and an organized method to recognize and categorize pathological changes as visualized on CT.

Course Objectives
This didactic course will enable you to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of CBCT technology and be able to list useful clinical applications.
  • Have an understanding of 3D anatomy of the maxilla and mandible and associated structures.
  • Know how to systematically review a CBCT volume and recognize signs of pathological changes or abnormalities.
  • Be able to categorize CBCT findings into disease categories.
  • Know the ethical and legal responsibilities that come with CBCT imaging.

REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is through our online registration system. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: *CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. Alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit to your CE account. Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 hours prior to the course. For Implantology Continuum and other extended or internatinoal sessions, please refer to the dedicated course webpage for specific cancellation details for those courses. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

COLLEGE POLICY: Sponsorship of a course by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty.


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/2009-12/2013. 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. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is a Dental Board of California registered provider #3954 

Columbia University is a member of the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE) - the organization of Continuing Education providers associated with dental schools in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.  


Courses are held at the Columbia University Medical Center located at West 168th Street in northern Manhattan. Meeting facilities at the Morningside campus and conference space in midtown Manhattan are occasionally utilized. Classes and symposia are also held overseas. Course location details are provided at time of registration.