Ten Radiologic Findings Every Dentist Should Know

Presented by: Dr. Ernest Lam

RCDSO Expiry Date: October 31, 2025

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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This session will focus on the key radiologic features of 10 entities; some that are common, some that are important, and others that are critical.  Some findings may be variants of normal anatomy or hamartomas that may require little action or urgency.  But others may necessitate a more timely definitive diagnosis and more immediate management, including referral.  Understanding the biological nature of such abnormalities may help guide management and facilitate patient communication.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a systematic strategy for investigating a radiologic anomaly or abnormality.
  2. Identify the key radiologic features of common anomalies or abnormalities.
  3. Understand the urgency of a radiologic finding.
  • The speakers have no financial interests that would create a conflict of interest or restrict their judgement with regard to the content of this presentation.
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