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Kent Study Club

9 March 2023 7:00PM – 10:00PM
CBCT in Dental Implants and Its Pitfalls

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Presented by: Dr Jimmy Makdissi
Host: Shushil Dattani
Date: 9 March 2023 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Donnington Manor Hotel, London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2TD

Learning Objectives

Lecture title: 'CBCT in Dental Implants and Its Pitfalls

  • To understand the principles of CBCT
  • To understand the optimisation of CBCT radiation dose
  • To understand the optimisation of image quality
  • To understand the balance between dose and image quality
  • To be aware of the current applications of CBCT in dentistry and implants
  • To be able to identify the various legal positions of responsibility relating to the use of CBCT
  • To be aware of the current training requirements to refer, perform and read a CBCT scan


Dr Makdissi joined the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, in 2004 as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology.
He directs the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology programme of the undergraduate BDS curriculum. He completed his specialist training at Guy’s Hospital and obtained the Diploma of Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists.
He has served on the Education Committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has also served as the Dental Tutor for the London Deanery at Barts Health, the Faculty Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons and as the President of the Metropolitan Branch of the British Dental Association. In addition, he is the founder of the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Interpretation Masterclass providing UK-based CBCT hands-on training along with a collection of e-learning modules.
Jimmy is currently doing his PhD on the use of MRI in Dentistry.

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