Below are some of the lectures at the EVDF.
Imaging techniques are essential for diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dental radiography is the gold standard as part of comprehensive oral care in dogs and cats. For more involved cases such as oral and maxillofacial trauma and congenital deformities, conventional computed tomography (CT) is rapidly becoming the standard diagnostic method. Cone-beam CT (CBCT), a relatively new technology in veterinary medicine, is making steady strides into veterinary dentistry and oral surgery providing high-resolution images and rapid image acquisition. Moreover, with advanced imaging software, CBCT provides not only transverse, sagittal and dorsal slices, but also multiplanar reconstructions (cross-sections), curved planar reformation (“simulated” distortion-free panoramic images), and indirect volume rendering (tridimensional rendering) in tooth and bone mode. We will describe our clinical experience working with CBCT in various clinical scenarios ranging from periodontal disease to oral and maxillofacial trauma and elaborate on the benefits and limitations of CBCT.
Intermediate and advance veterinary Dentistry