From Features to Image Interpretation: What to look for and what it means

Presented by: Dr. Ernest Lam

RCDSO Expiry Date: June 30, 2019

To qualify as a Core Category 1 course, the course certificate must be issued no later than this date.

RCDSO CE Points: 3, Category 1

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  • Dr. Ernest Lam B.Sc. (Hons.), D.M.D. and M.Sc.

    Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto

    Professor Ernest Lam is the Dr. Lloyd & Mrs. Kay Chapman Chair in Clinical Sciences and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto. As well, Professor Lam is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Graduate Program. Dr. Lam completed his B.Sc. (Hons.), D.M.D. and M.Sc. degrees at the University of British Columbia, and spent 2 years in general practice dentistry in Vancouver before attending the University of Iowa, where he completed the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology specialty program and a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology. Dr. Lam is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Lam is also currently a member of the University of Toronto’s Governing Council, and has held leadership roles in professional organizations of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in both Canada and the United States.

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Image interpretation is performed routinely. For most clinicians, the interpretation of common diseases such as dental caries and periodontal disease is rote; the imaging features have been seen many times over. When an abnormality, perhaps not seen since dental school days is identified, the task can be more challenging. Using case-based examples, this lecture will relate diseases in the jaws with the discrete radiologic features they produce on intra-oral, panoramic and computed tomographic images, thereby creating the vital link that marries the foundational sciences that underpin disease development with their imaging features.