Ernest Lam, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C)
Professor and Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Graduate Program; Associate Dean, Graduate Education
Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Toronto
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Although endodontists commonly use visual diagnosis to identify intra-osseous inflammatory changes associated with pulpal necrosis, there may be instances where the radiologic appearance of an abnormality may be considered unusual, thus making image interpretation challenging. Using case-based examples, this lecture will describe a systematic method for identifying radiologic features of disease arising in the jaws. As well, we will attempt to correlate these features with the disease mechanism(s) that produced them. Finally, we will weigh the importance of the different imaging features in the interpretation of diseases and disease processes in the jaws.