Course Audience: Dental Professionals
Course Type: Lecture
Since Cone Beam images revolutionized our field, dentists have been able to diagnose and treat patients more accurately. Lower dose radiation, better quality of images and 3D reconstruction of anatomical landmarks have become part of our daily routine as clinicians. This course is designed for dentists and orthodontists who use CBCT imaging for multidisciplinary patient management that are seeking to gain a higher level of interpretation and application of CBCT images on a daily basis. This course will be dedicated to specific orthodontic diagnosis and different treatment plans in relation to CBCT 3D findings from Airway, TMJ and Periodontal support.
- Advantages and disadvantages of CBCT use.
- Determine and select fields of view for specific patient needs (levels of radiation).
- Highlight responsibilities implied when determining findings on a CBCT.
- Recognize and interpret Airway and TMJ's.
Dr. Gabriela Herrera joined Georgia School of Orthodontics with an extensive international background in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Herrera began her dental education in Venezuela, where she graduated Universidad Santa Maria (USM) in 2004. She then completed her fellowship in endodontics through USM in 2005 and became a specialist in dentofacial functional orthopedics through the Venezuelan Society of Functional Orthopedics in 2006.
In 2008, she continued her education in the United States, where she attended New York University to become a specialist in orthodontics. She completed cleft lip and palate advanced training at New York University Medical Center in 2008.
After obtaining her master’s in orthodontics with a three-year postgraduate program at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, she went on to open a private practice in orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics in Caracas, Venezuela in 2011. Herrera also served as a faculty member at USM from 2011-2014 for their predoctoral pediatric/orthodontic dentistry program.
Dr. Herrera is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) and the Sociedad Colombiana de Ortodoncia (SCO).