The 3D Experience: An Introduction to CBCT for the Dental Practitioner

Apr. 6, 2021 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD
Tuesday, April 6: 7:30–8:30 p.m. CST
$125 nonmembers; $75 members; $37.50 students

Course Description

As dental practitioners, we are always looking for ways to better serve our patient population, and diagnosis and education is integral to do so. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has rapidly evolved over the past several years and has become more adopted in the dental setting as a diagnostic aid. We will discuss this technology and its capabilities and how it can benefit each dental practice. By the end of this course, participants can decide whether or not they believe this has become the standard of care. This course should be beneficial to the entire dental team.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the basics of CBCT technology and how it is used to increase diagnostic capabilities.
• Visualize possible ways to integrate advanced imaging techniques into your clinical practice.
• Review multiple clinical examples where 3D imaging really makes a difference versus the traditional 2D radiograph.

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Speaker Bio

Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD, received his DDS from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School in 1999. He then continued with postdoctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2000. He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth area of Texas. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Duplantis is a member of Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau and has been a member of several esthetic and restorative continua. He is currently a member of the Seattle Study Club. Duplantis has always had an interest in high-tech dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM and digital technology into his practice since 2004. He has written and published several articles regarding digital dentistry and workflows for various dental publications. In addition to technology, Duplantis has a keen interest in restorative implantology, CBCT, impressioning, adhesion and materials, and he is also published in these areas. He has helped various manufacturers on numerous projects and evaluations regarding different aspects of clinical dentistry and serves as a key opinion leader for several dental corporations.

Duplantis resides in Keller, Texas, with his wife, Ellen, and his children, Austin and Ava. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys traveling, fishing, and sporting clays in his spare time.

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