3D imaging and diagnostics

3D technology is revolutionizing radiology. Our course provides general dentists and radiologists the ability to integrate three-dimensional diagnosis in their daily practice.


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

Target group

  • General dentists and dental specialists from all fields with interest in 3D imaging
  • So far we have hosted the following specialists in our courses:
    • Implantologist
    • Endodontist
    • Orthodontist
    • Prosthodontist
    • Radiologist
    • Maxillofacial Surgeon
    • Pediatric dentist
    • Dental technician

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

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.

Next course dates

14–15 May, 2018
28–29 May, 2018
3–4 September, 2018



Continue to the advanced 3D or the basic CAD/CAM course!

> Advanced 3D diagnostics
Image quality, advanced image manipulation and specialist diagnostics

> Digital dentistry seasonal courses 
The basics of both 3D and CAD/CAM dentistry during the same week




“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

“Ever since attending NIDE’s 3D imaging and diagnostics course in Helsinki, I have been able to interpret images quickly and efficiently. This is especially useful in my work as an orthodontist when working on cases of retained canines or wisdom teeth. Utilising a virtual 3D model of the patient also makes my work easier. “

– Dr. Ivanka Obroshkova, Orthodontist, Bulgaria
3D imaging and diagnostics

Side program

In addition to the course, we invite you to visit Planmeca's seaside villa to enjoy the beautiful Helsinki archipelago, to taste Nordic delicacies at dinner and to relax in the Finnish sauna.

Find more reasons to visit Finland:
> Visit Finland 
> Visit Helsinki
> Events and activities in Helsinki