september, 2021

202116sep9:00 am4:30 pmPractical Radiography in Dental Practice9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development 1 Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:RadiologyFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

Event Details

Accurate radiographs are essential to make a correct diagnosis, deliver positive treatment outcomes, assess long-term results and provide medico-legal protection.

This course will look at the opportunities and challenges of 2D and 3D imaging. Conventional 2D images remain the mainstay of dental treatment with film, digital sensors or phosphor plate options. Digital systems used correctly reduce radiation exposure and the need for manual processing of traditional film. This course will use two holders that operate across all 2D platforms and give you the results you need and want, including perhaps the most difficult requirement, taking an accurate and repeatable endodontic image with rubber dam in place. The objective of the 2D part of the course is to demonstrate simple clinical techniques to achieve this aim for all teeth and under all clinical situations. The 2D discussion will also include techniques and interpretation of OPG images. 

3D or CBCT imaging is the most exciting development in dental radiology today. This part of the course will stress the advances in diagnosis and treatment planning that CBCT provides. Learn how to interpret CBCT images and use generic imaging software to its maximum advantage. Emphasis will be placed on recognising the difference between artifacts and pathological conditions and understanding the medical implications of 3D imaging.

Topics include

  • What is the definition of a high-quality 2D image?
  • 2D positioning techniques for all teeth
  • Advances in diagnosis and treatment planning with cutting-edge technologies 
  • 3D imaging pros and cons 
  • Interpretation of CBCT images: how to use generic imaging software to maximum advantage 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course participants will know how to:

  • Successfully image any part of the mouth
  • Deal with difficult situations such as gagging
  • Correct procedural errors by applying a standard formula
  • Apply the “buccal object rule” in both the horizontal and vertical planes
  • Successfully undertake endodontic “working” films with rubber dam
  • Assess the clinical benefits of digital versus phosphor systems
  • Identify pathology and artefacts in 2D, OPG and 3D images
  • Understand the medico-legal implications of 3D imaging
  • Enhance the interpretation of 3D imaging


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Amelita Simpson

    Dr Amelita Simpson

    Section Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging at Sydney Dental Hospital.

    Dr Amelita Simpson is the Section Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging at Sydney Dental Hospital. She obtained her DMD from the Philippines in 1982 and her MPhil in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of Sydney in 2017. She was appointed as a NSW Health Staff Specialist in DMFR in 2018. Dr Simpson is a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney (since 2008) and an ADC Examiner since 2014. Dr Simpson received an Excellence in Teaching Award for the University of Sydney in 2008. She was elected as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2014, and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Dentistry (Singapore) in 2019. Dr Simpson is a regularly invited lecturer to the Philippines. She has a particular interest in head and neck ultrasonography.

    URL https://www.adansw.com.au/CPD/CPD-Presenters/Amelita-Simpson

    Section Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging at Sydney Dental Hospital.


ADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentOur advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits[email protected] Level 1, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

CPD Hours: 6.5


ADA Member Dentist -$490.00, Non-Member Dentist- $588.00, Hygienist / Therapist / Prosthetist- $392.00, Recent Grads-$392.00, Student -$199.00

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