Overview of Dental Diagnostic System

Course Synopsis:

This module presents soft and hard tissue interest lesions and conditions present to the practitioner that require identification of these common lesions of interest, and necessitates selection of a diagnosis using the Dental Diagnostic System (DDS). The presentation is compiled of case studies and provides information with clinical photos or radiographs and is simply for the purpose of selected subject matter.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance and purpose for using the Dental Diagnostic System (DDS)

  • Identify common encountered clinical lesions of interest

  • Select an appropriate diagnosis for selected cases

  • Evaluate the information contained in this module.

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About the Presenter(s)


Shawn S. Adibi, DDS, MEd, is an associate professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in the Department of General Practice & Dental Public Health, where he teaches assessment, treatment planning and diagnostic sciences to dental students. He practices as a general dentist at UT Dentists, the School of Dentistry’s faculty practice, where he treats patients with orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. He is an academic fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and has completed the Health Educators Fellowship Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.


Credit Hours

731 Digital Radiography Internet Self Study: Hour - 1


UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is an service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor dose it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center designates this activity for continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.



The current of acceptance extends from November 1, 2015 - December 31, 2019. UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The formal continuing education course are accepted by Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit by the Academy of General Dentistry.

Contact Us
UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054

Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037

Email: PACE@uth.tmc.edu

How to use online module and receive CDE credits (powered by Oakstone Publishing)
  1. Upon registering for the online modules you will receive an email with the link to direct you to the video.
  2. Clink the link in your email to be directed to the online module.
  3. View the video.
  4. Complete the accompanying post-test questions for video with a passing grade of 80% or greater.
  5. Upon completion of the video and successful post-test, the Ebix | Oakstone will notify the PACE Center of your successful completion of the online modules at the beginning of each week. The PACE Center will generate an online survey for you to evaluate the module**. The survey must be completed in order to receive the appropriate CDE credits. In the event you want your credit letter prior to PACE Center receiving the notification from EBIX/Oakstone; please email your exam results to PACE@uth.tmc.edu


    ** PACE Center will send evaluation survey during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the exception of University holidays.