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About The Presenter

Dr. Werner H. Shintaku is an Associate Professor and Director of Imaging Sciences of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry, Department of Biologic and Diagnostic Science.

Dr. Shintaku 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, Brazil. 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 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 and holds specialty degree in Oral Diagnosis.

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 journals.

Digital Radiography for Dental Practice: An Update

Saturday, July 19, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST)

Location: Dunn Dental Building, room C103 875 Union Ave, Memphis, TN

Credit: 8 hours

Tuition: $275.00 (dentists only)
Tuition includes morning coffee. Lunch is on participants own. *All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is very 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.*

Dean's Lot (N Lot) located behind Dunn Dental Bldg. and the Dental Patient Lot (O Lot) located southwest of building are free on weekends.
Metered parking is also available for a cost along S. Dunlap, East, & Beale Streets.

Course Presenter: Dr. Werner H. Shintaku

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Course Description

With the advances of digital radiography, more dental offices begin to adopt this technology. Currently, information about this subject is frequently provided by manufacturer representatives, who may present bias perspective and knowledge. Therefore, this course is intended to assist dental professionals to learn and to understand the different perspectives of dental digital technology. Attendants will receive thorough information about the principles of digital radiography, all the different systems currently available in the market, as well as the advantages of changing from film-based to digital imaging to improve your practice. Task specific imaging processing and analysis, quality control, efficient use of software tools, interpretation and reporting will also be emphasized. This is a theoretical and hand-on course. A PC laptop is highly recommended to access the UT imaging system. In addition to training, attendants who complete this course will also receive continuing education units (CEUs) that may count towards state licensure requirements.

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.