Cone Beam CT Interpretation and Radiological Safety - Part I

When:  Jan 8, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the principles and practice of radiation safety in cone beam CT utilization and how to effectively apply them in the field of dentistry.


  • To understand the radiobiological foundations of radiations from x-ray units used in dentistry
  • To know and understand the real risks of CBCT procedures in dentistry
  • To understand and apply section criteria for the most effective use of CBCT
  • To know how to most effectively protect the patient and operator during CBCT exposures
  • To be able to best explain to patients the real risks of dental radiation exposures
  • To understand the difference between radiation risks for cancer and birth defects and how to communicate this to patients

Dr. Don Tyndall is Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences at the UNC School of Dentistry and was the former Director of Radiology. Dr. Tyndall graduated from UNC-CH in 1973 with majors in Biology and Ancient history. He received his D.D.S. in 1980 from the UNC School of Dentistry, his
M.S.P.H. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering in 1984 specializing in Health Physics and his Ph.D. in 1988 in Radiation Biophysics from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health.

Dr. Tyndall was the Director of Radiology for the School of Dentistry from 1988 to 2019. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and was a Director and past President from 1995-1999. Dr.Tyndall has twice served as the Councillor for Scientific Affairs and Public Policy of the Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. In addition, he is a fellow in the International College of Dentists, and is on the CDOCS faculty as an oral and maxillofacial radiology educator.

His research interests include 3-D digital imaging, 2D and 3D caries detection, applications of CBCT in dentistry and artificial intelligence in radiologic diagnosis. His work as author or co-author has been published in more than 125 journal articles.


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