CBCT: Revolutionizing Treatment Planning Course
With Forest Lake Endodontics now offering a 2 CE credit course, “CBCT: Revolutionizing Treatment Planning,” it’s time to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Our office provides a wide range of skilled endodontic services, caring for patients dealing with dental pain and infection, and providing skilled treatment from our experienced specialists - all while using the highest quality dental, modern dental technology.
Our commitment to patients and community includes our continuing education course, held at the Valley Dental Arts Lab in Stillwater, MN. The course provides 2 CE credits on the subjects of Cone Beam Computed Tomography and how it aids in treatment planning for doctors and radiologic technologists. It was presented this month free of charge by instructor Dr. Lauren Kuhn.
What is CBCT?
Cone Beam Computed Tomography or CBCT is an advanced form of X-ray which utilizes a cone shaped beam to scan and collect images of the mouth, jaw, and face. Viewed in 3D, a CBCT scan provides detailed images that can be viewed from different angles, providing doctors with valuable information for treatment planning.
About the CBCT Course
Our evening course included thorough coverage of these subjects:
- How to read CBCT scan images
- Using CBCT images to fine tune or improve treatment plans
- Better patient care through use of CBCT
Offering hands-on experience, the course was designed to help doctors and radiologic technologists learn how to use CBCT scanners, as well as learning how to best utilize the images they create to better serve patients.
Because CBCT scans provide intricate details that other X-ray images may not show, they allow doctors to use visual investigation in order to design the most successful treatment plans, plans that better address patients’ conditions and create more positive outcomes.
The hands-on experience provided in this single 2 hour course trained participants in using a CBCT scanner and reading images. Along with this knowledge and practice enhancing class, dinner and appetizers were also provided.
Instructor Dr. Lauren Kuhn received her doctor of dental medicine degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She began her teaching career in 2020 as part time instructor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. As the author of many publications, she works in the UMN clinic with dental students, helping them build a strong foundation of diagnostic and clinical skills in endodontics and presents continuing education lectures viewed by thousands of dentists nationwide.
Forest Lake Endodontics Provides Comprehensive Endodontic Services
We offer endodontic services focused on our goal of preserving natural teeth whenever it's possible. Our use of regular CBCT scanning allows us to provide a higher level of patient care. Among our services are:
- Root Canal Treatment including Gentle Wave cleaning to prevent infection
- Emergency Root Canal Treatment
- Treatment for Cracked Teeth
- Treatment for Dental Cysts and Abscess
- Endodontic Surgery
- Endodontic Retreatment
We use CBCT technology for true state-of-the-art treatment plans, and offer sedation dentistry choices such as oral sedation and nitrous oxide for our patients’ comfort.
Ready to Learn More?
If you’re ready to learn more about the dental care we offer at Forest Lake Endodontics, or are interested in our commitment to the community including continuing education courses, reach out to us today! We’re ready to schedule an appointment or offer the information you need.