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How to Think Like a Radiologist & Improve Your 2D and CBCT Diagnostic Skills

  • Tue, Oct 18, 2022 | 5:30 PM - Tue, Oct 18, 2022 | 8:30 PM

Setareh Lavasani3 CEU

This talk is an interactive and comprehensive update in 2D and 3D CBCT radiographic interpretation.  It focuses on the importance of developing an analytical strategy to systematically review different types of dental images. The importance of “pattern recognition” to differentiate between different jaw pathologies; inflammatory, benign, malignant, and fibro-osseous lesions with clinical cases will be discussed. An overview of possible differential diagnosis for paranasal sinuses opacifications, head and neck soft tissue calcifications and TMJ disorders with referral and follow up decision making parameters is provided. The importance of inter-professional communication in patient outcomes and selection criteria of different imaging modalities is also discussed. 


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Setarah Lavasani, DDS, MS, FGDIA
 is a Board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologist. She is a full time Associate Professor and the Director of Oral Radiology & Advanced Imaging at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California. She received her specialty certificate and master’s degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. She in an internationally recognized expert in the field of Radiology, CBCT applications, navigation, and interpretation.  She has presented lectures, hands on courses and mini residency programs in more than 100 national and International scientific meetings and is a frequent presenter at the California Dental Association (CDA) and UCLA School of Dentistry AEGD residency program. She has been an invited speaker at more than a dozen US dental programs including Harvard, UPenn, UCSF, UOP, Loma Linda, Chicago Loyola and more.