After graduating from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, Dr. Timothy joined the US Army dental corps and completed an AEGD one-year residency in general dentistry. After fulfilling his 3-year commitment, he returned to the Intermountain west and practiced in the southeast Idaho town of Montpelier. After 19 years in private practice, he returned to the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry to study Oral Maxillofacial Radiology. Upon graduation, he started his academic career at East Carolina School of dental medicine where he is currently a part time clinical instructor. Dr. Timothy currently has a private practice in oral radiology and is a part time clinical instructor at the University of Utah school of Dentistry. Dr. Timothy is a fellow of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology.
CBCT: 3D imaging
3D imaging with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and other 3D modalities is the path to the future of dentistry for major improvements in radiographic diagnosis, treatment planning and digital dentistry. Ample research has shown that 2D imaging has reached the end of the road in terms of potential for improvements. CBCT technology has provided a low dose and relatively low cost means of providing 3D imaging of the maxillofacial region for dentistry and has the potential to become an essential component of a modern dental practice. This course is designed to familiarize each participant with the fundamentals of cone beam computed tomography technology and its many applications to dentistry.