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Lecture & Hands-On

Small Field-of-View Cone Beam CT

Instructor: Dr. Dale Miles

September 20–22, 2024

Course Description

Our Small Field-of-View Cone Beam CT (CBCT) course is designed to introduce dentists to the principles of CBCT and its applications in dentistry. This course fulfills the educational requirements specified by the RCDSO for utilizing small field-of-view dental CT scanners as outlined in Standards of Practice – Dental CT Scanners. Dentists who successfully complete this course and fulfill the assessment requirements will receive a certificate of completion.

The course covers essential topics including radiation physics and biology, radiologic prescription, acquisition of CBCT volumes, image interpretation, and reporting. Special focus will be given to CBCT software utilization, interpretation, and reporting of dentoalveolar CBCT (DACT) imaging volumes.


The course requires that each participant have competency in the following computer skills: downloading files, installation and troubleshooting of software installation, mouse “point-and-click” skills. Participants are required to bring a PC laptop computer purchased within the last 4 years with at least 1 functional USB port and at least 4 GB RAM. Participants should also have a version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their laptop for displaying PDF files. A wired or wireless mouse is also needed.

Apple computers are not compatible.

  • This course will cover the following:

    1. The biological effects of ionizing radiation and radiation dosimetry
    2. Patient selection criteria and the radiographic examination
    3. Review of normal anatomy in CBCT scans
    4. Image interpretation of oral and maxillofacial pathoses including cases
    5. Reporting of findings in the image data
    6. Medical legal issues and risk management
    7. Participants will also gain experience in reviewing scan cases and reporting the findings.
  • Please arrive within 30 minutes before the course start time to sign in.

    Hotels & Parking

  • Friday, September 20, 2024
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Chestnut Conference Centre
    89 Chestnut Street, Toronto
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    Saturday, September 21, 2024
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Chestnut Conference Centre
    89 Chestnut Street, Toronto
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    Sunday, September 22, 2024
    8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

    Chestnut Conference Centre
    89 Chestnut Street, Toronto
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  • Complimentary coffee/tea and lunch are provided for course participants. Please indicate any dietary restrictions upon registration.

  • Cancellations made more than 10 calendar days before the course start date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 calendar days of the course start date.

    Refunds will not be issued for registrants who do not attend, regardless of reason for absence.

    Registrations cannot be transferred to another individual.

    To cancel your registration, please follow the link and instructions provided in the registration confirmation email. If you are eligible for a refund, the refund will be processed automatically upon cancellation. Please allow 3-5 business days for the transaction to be completed.

    Continuing Dental Education (University of Toronto) reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registrations, instructor cancellation, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In the event of course cancellation, a full refund will be issued, and registrants will be notified promptly. We are not liable for any associated losses, damages, or expenses, including travel and accommodations.

  • After completing this course, a certificate of completion that indicates the number of Continuing Education (CE) points earned will be sent to you within 7-10 days by email.


Dr. Miles is an Adjunct Professor at the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso, Texas and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral Medicine. He taught oral and maxillofacial radiology at 6 different dental schools over 28 years. Dr. Miles has been named one of the “TOP 100 CLINICANS IN CE” for the last 14 years by Dentistry Today. He has authored over 135 scientific articles and 5 textbooks, including the most popular atlas of Cone Beam Imaging. Dr. Miles has been a Consultant to the US Navy Postgraduate Dental School in Oral Radiology for over 20 years.

Dr. Miles has a website for teaching dentists and auxiliaries about digital imaging at and CBCT at He left academia in 2006 to re-enter private practice in full-time practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in Fountain Hills, Arizona. To date he’s read over 38,000 cone beam CT scans for dental clients.

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