About The Presenter
Dr. Werner H. Shintaku is an Associate Professor and is the Director of Imaging Sciences of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine. He received his dental degree in 1998 and Master of Science (MS) degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology (OMFR) in 2004 from the University of Sao Paulo, School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2009, he received a specialty degree in Oral Diagnosis from the Brazilian Dental Board. In 2004, he moved to the United States where he taught OMFR at the University of Southern California (USC), School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, he joined the prestigious Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology graduate program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Texas and received his certificate in 2009 and Master of Science degree in 2010.
Dr. Shintaku is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and practicing OMFR. He has given many presentations and continuing education courses at national and international meetings and has published multiple articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Shintaku is recipient of honors and awards given by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology recognizing him as one of the best faculty/dental educator in OMFR.
About The Presenter
Dr. Vinay Jain is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. He completed his dental degree and general practice residency in 2003 from Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, India. After finishing dental school, he moved to United States to pursue higher education. He received a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2007 and was accepted into the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry. In 2010, Dr. Jain completed his residency training in prosthodontics, earning a Master of Dental Science Degree from the UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences.
His research interests include the contribution of neural crest and dental pulp stem cells to craniofacial tissues, CBCT in implant dentistry and biofilm formation on contemporary denture base materials. Dr. Jain has been involved in dental education throughout his training and aspires to pursue academia as a career. He maintains an active practice at the University Dental Practice at UTHSC. He has received extensive training in the management of complex needs of patients requiring oral rehabilitation utilizing removable, fixed and implant prosthodontics. He is a member of American College of Prosthodontics and has been awarded a membership in the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics. During his brief stint into academia, Dr. Jain has received numerous honors for his excellence and dedication towards clinical teaching.
CBCT: Understanding its Place in Modern Dentistry
Date: Saturday, August 10 , 2013
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Franklin, TN
CE credit: 6 hours
Course Presenters: Dr. Werner H. Shintaku and Dr. Vinay Jain
Tuition: Early registration fee: $125 before July 26, 2013 after July 26 tuition is $199.00
All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.
During the last few years, craniomaxillofacial diagnosis has been faced with an increasing number of innovations and improvements. The leading progress occurred following the introduction of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) with applications in virtually all dental tasks. Consequently, with the increasing availability of CBCT, thorough understanding of this technology became essential for the modern dental practice. This course will equip the practitioner with basic and advanced tools to efficiently use CBCT including image and technique selection, interpretation of the data, recognition of key pathological processes, and the efficient use of CBCT data with several 3rd part softwares, including CAD-CAM and 3D guided implantology. It will also enable the clinician to develop a multidisciplinary team approach to offer the best quality of care available for their patients. By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the principles of CBCT, the options and how to choose from the numerous available systems the one that would fulfill the needs of their practice and how to efficiently integrate and use the 3D data in diagnosis and treatment planning. Other important topics covered by this course include the risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation, recognize when to prescribe CBCT scans based upon high-yield criteria and minimized radiation exposure, recognize associated anatomical structures and pathology, as well as, identify when to refer for a second opinion or over-read will be covered.
The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 6 hours continuing education credits.