3D imaging and diagnostics


Target group: International graduated dentists and radiologists with interest in 3D imaging. The course will be carried out in English.


Day 1

Theory and practice of 3D imaging
  • Principles of dental imaging
  • 2D and 3D imaging in dentistry
  • Basic dental anatomy revisited + 3D anatomy (+ exercises)
  • 3D image analysis: introduction
  • CBCT and 3D image analysis
  • Diagnostic applications of CBCT
  • Basic dental pathology examples and software considerations
  • Small, medium & large field-of-view CBCT
  • Principles of use, dosimetry and radioprotection exercises (imaging protocols)

Day 2

3D imaging and diagnostics
  • Interpretation principles in radiology
  • 3D image manipulation and planning
  • Diagnostic considerations for endo/perio/prostho/ortho
  • CBCT diagnostics: indications and pathology
  • Pathology examples and exercises
  • Advanced image analyses: 3D manipulation
  • 3D visualization techniques
  • Artifacts: practical considerations

3D diagnostics

Course objectives

  • Interpret CBCT images and understand the principles of 3D imaging
  • Understand effective patient doses and minimize exposure
  • Recognize anatomical variations and pathologic conditions

Next course dates

14–15 May, 2018
2829 May, 2018
3–4 September, 2018

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Karyn Becconsall

“It’s been the best conference I’ve ever been to. I’m so excited to go home and utilize this in my day-to-day work.”

– Dr. Karyn Becconsall, Oral Surgeon, New Zealand
3D imaging and diagnostics and Advanced 3D diagnostics



Planmeca Digital Academy Training Center
Asentajankatu 6
FIN-00880 Helsinki, Finland

Side program

  • Sauna evening and Nordic dinner at Planmeca’s seaside villa
  • Voluntary visit to Planmeca’s headquarters and factory

Course fee

The price for the course is 1,250€ + value added tax (24%) if applicable. The price includes lectures and training, materials, lunches and refreshments. The side program during the course is voluntary and complimentary. Please note that travel and hotel costs are not included.


Bart Vandenberghe

Bart Vandenberghe




3D imaging and diagnostics

Advanced 3D diagnostics

Erkki Hiltunen

Erkki Hiltunen

Dental X-ray Product Manager, MSc



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