Dental Considerations in Common Medical Imaging

Format Publication ID Version Published
Evaluation Tool, Image, Presentation 9233 1 September 10, 2012

Description

This learning module is on oral findings in routine medical imaging. It is designed to improve the ability of the medical student, resident, and practicing radiologist/physician to identify pathology of the oral cavity seen on routine medical imaging with special emphasis on the dentition and the supporting tissues. Additionally changes secondary to dental treatment are illustrated. Recommendations for dental follow up, if indicated, are noted as a means of optimizing health through collaborative care. This is a PowerPoint presentation with background information on oral health, Illustrations of common imaging used in Dentistry, illustrations of medical imaging with the appearance of normal teeth and supporting oral structures and/or previous dental treatment evident in the imaging as well as a review of cases with imminent dental pathology. At the end of the module an 8 question self assessment tool is provided.

Citation

Veselicky L, Veselicky K, Kupec E, Zimmerman J. Dental Considerations in Common Medical Imaging. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9233

Educational Objectives

  1. To define basic oral health facts from the U.S. Surgeon General's report.
  2. To realize that the two most common oral diseases caries and periodontal disease are preventable.
  3. To be acquainted with common radiographic imaging used in dentistry.
  4. To describe medical CT and plain film radiographic appearance of normal teeth, alveolar boney support of the dentition, and previous dental treatment.
  5. To recognize medical CT and plain film radiographic appearance of caries and periodontal disease.
  6. To identify pathological and normal third molar (wisdom tooth) development on medical imaging.
  7. To distinguish secondary dental complications that may occur from trauma or accident.

Keywords

  • Building Oral Health Capacity (BOHC) Collection

Specialty

  • Medical
    • Diagnostic Radiology

Discipline

  • Dental
    • Health Promotion
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
    • Periodontics
    • Preventive Medicine

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Patient Care

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Assessment
  • Evaluation of Clinical Performance
  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Oral Health

Organ Systems

  • Gastrointestinal system

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow
    • Resident

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
  • Independent Study
  • Lecture

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