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Advanced Course in Dental Imaging – 3 Day Course

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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This course, spread out over 3 days (25th May, 8th & 22nd June), will cover a variety of items related to dental imaging. It is intended for dentists and dental staff involved in taking radiographs. At the end of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Explain the basics of radiation physics and radiation protection measures.
  • Put radiation doses from diagnostic exposures into perspective.
  • Explain differences between image detectors.
  • Apply different intraoral radiography techniques.
  • Position a patient for an oblique lateral radiograph.
  • Position a patient for a panoramic radiograph.
  • Position a patient for a computed tomography scan (small field of view).
  • Identify normal from abnormal anatomy.
  • Describe and identify pathology of the jaws on 2D radiographic images.
  • Describe and identify pathology of the jaws on small field of view cone beam computed tomography.
  • Explain the basics of non-ionizing radiation imaging techniques.

This course does not replace the required training for CBCT users, nor does it provide a certificate in dental and maxillofacial radiology. The aim of the course is to improve the dental professional’s skills and knowledge in the field of dental radiology.



May 25
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


A/Professor Johan Aps
About Presenter
A/Professor Johan Aps earned his dental degree (1993), his certificate in Paediatric Dentistry (1997) and his PhD (2002), from the Ghent University in Belgium. His PhD research was on cystic fibrosis which made him interested in imaging salivary glands. That lead to him pursuing dental and maxillofacial radiology. In 2008 he obtained a master’s degree in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of London, in Great Britain. He has previously worked in Belgium both as private practitioner (1993-2004) and as an academic (Ghent University, 1993 - 2012). In July 2012 he moved to the USA, where he worked as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Washington. In January 2018 he moved to Perth and is currently employed as Associate Professor, Discipline Lead for DMFR and Divisional Head of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of Western Australia, Dental School. He has published several peer reviewed papers, book chapters and has presented his research at international scientific meetings. He is frequently asked abroad to give lectures on radiology and local anaesthesia. He is also associate-editor of the official IADMFR journal. His research interests are anatomy, diagnostics, radiology and intraosseous anaesthesia.


UWA Dental School
17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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