Welcome to the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology

Dr. Setareh Lavasani, DDS, MS, Dip. ABOMR

Dr. Setareh Lavasani, DDS, MS, Dip. ABOMR

Lecture Topic:
How to Think Like a Radiologist and Improve Your 2D and 3D Diagnostic Skills

Course Description:

This is an interactive and comprehensive review of essentials of 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 inflammatory, benign, malignant, and fibrouosseous lesions with clinical cases will be discussed. An overview of possible differential diagnosis for paranasal sinuses opacifications beyond inflammatory conditions. Common and important 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a step by step strategy to evaluate any radiographic study.
  • Be able to correlate the radiographic appearance of different pathological processes with their associated pathophysiology.
  • Identify key radiographic features associated with benign, fibro-osseous, and malignant pathologies.
  • Paranasal sinus anatomy and pathology including acute and chronic sinusitis, bacterial sinusitis, etc).

About DR. Lavasani:

Dr. Lavasani 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 is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop provider on topics related to application and interpretation of CBCT and digital imaging. She is a frequent presenter at the California Dental Association, Harvard school of Dental Medicine, UCLA and UCSF School of Dentistry residency programs. She is a member of board of directors at the Global Dental Implant Academy and is a 2019 honoree of the exclusive group of Americas’ best Dental specialists “40 under 40” published by Incisal Edge magazine. She is the co-author of multiple textbook chapters and journal articles.