University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Panoramic Re-Primer

Thursday, July 29, 2021

8:00 PM-10:00 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 7/29/2021 4:00 PM


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Course Description

Course Description:

Panoramic images are commonly acquired in dental practice, and it is important for dentists to understand the appropriateness of this imaging tool in diagnosis. The purpose of this lecture is to remind (or “re-prime”) dentists' knowledge about panoramic imaging: how to systematically review the panoramic image, technical errors, and variations in normal anatomy that may simulate the appearance of disease; limitations of panoramic images in diagnosis; and when (and when not) to order imaging. As with any test that has an associated risk, the careful and judicious use of panoramic imaging in dental patients should result in a net benefit to their immediate management.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how patient positioning can adversely affect the appearance of panoramic images
  2. Understand the role (and limitations) of panoramic imaging in diagnosis
  3. Develop a systematic strategy for reviewing the panoramic image
  4. Implement evidence-based criteria for ordering panoramic in general dental practice

This course is part of the ACDE Webinar Series. (see right)


This course is hosted by: University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education


Ernest Lam, B.Sc., D.M.D., M.Sc., Cert. O.M.R., Ph.D., Dip ABOMR, FRCD(c)


Dr. Ernest Lam's areas of research and clinical interests are in oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral and maxillofacial radiology education research. He serves as a Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Director of the Graduate Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Research & Clinical Specialties:

  • oral and maxillofacial radiology
  • education research



  • Fellowship Award, the Medical Research Council of Canada (1995-1998)
  • Clinical Investigator Award, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (2001-2005)
  • W. W. Wood Teaching Award, the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (2003)
  • The Dr. Lloyd and Mrs. Kay Chapman Chair in Clinical Sciences (2013 to present)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology


Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Live Webinar Online



All Registrants - $69

There are No Discounts for ACDE Series Courses.

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 2
Course #: 58321W
AGD Code: 730



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ACDE Webinar Series



  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is a member of The Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)
  • ACDE brings together individuals who represent college- and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.
  • We are here to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.


The ACDE Webinar Series:

  • ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.
  • Each lecture is hosted by a different school, but CE Verifications of Participation will be provided by the school with which you registered.

Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 2

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


Following registration, an email will be sent, detailing instructions for logging in from home.

About Us

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


The University of Pittsburgh is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.