Evaluating CBCT’s

Course Type: Electives

Everyone treating TMD patients should be having CBCT’s taken. This course is NOT just for those with a CBCT in their office. This course is designed to teach everyone to read and interpret CBCT’s whether they are done in the office or by a radiology center. You will be presented with information to align the images, analyze the results and determine pathology. You will be shown normal anatomy so you can recognize abnormalities. Discover how to determine proper neck curvature, joint decompression and TMD related indicators. In this hands-on course you will work through a patient with a checklist to use on every scan you get or take in your office. 

View our Course Information:

Tuition: $2295 – Doctor Prerequisites: None
Team Tuition: $895 CE Credits: 19
AGD Codes:730 Length of Course: 2.5 days
Campus LVI Main Campus  

The Objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Interpret Cone Beams 
  • Recognize normal architecture
  • Recognize anomalies and where and when to refer

Course Dates:

 Friday, November 22, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019
Friday, April 17, 2020 to Sunday, April 19, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020


Take a look at our team:

Visiting Instructors
Dr. Bill Dickerson

See what others that have taken the course have to say:

“It is not only the best CBCT program but the best anatomy program I have ever done. And I have done some great programs. Why? Because everything is relevant, hands-on and identifiable on the CBCT. Bill has an explain, show, do approach. It is balanced, fun, informative and perfect learn today, use tomorrow info. So essential for treating TMD.”

– Dr. Anne-Maree Cole

“It can be very confusing looking at a CBCT with all the areas to review and understand it in 3D. Bill made that so much easier with his system of reviewing the slices in a specific sequence based on categories in a 3D review. I loved the idea of analysing each concern in all slices by marking it. Brilliant idea. As usual Bills presentation was great. I actually took a 2.5 day CBCT program at a University dental program our association recommended. It was without a doubt absolutely crap compared to Bill’s program. If you have a CBCT you need to go to this course.”

– Dr. Steven Cload

“This course, as most all are at LVI, is mandatory. The CBCT course reaffirms the needs our profession should attain to manage dentistry, medicine and contemporary healthcare in the 21st century.”

– Dr. Kent White

“I have had a CBCT machine for over 10 years and I have been missing so much information that I learned from taking this course. Bill systematically goes through all the different information seen in a CBCT scan; not just normal things, but so much that pertains to physiologic based dentistry. I can’t wait to apply this knowledge when I review my next scan!”

– Dr. Hamada Makarita

“I came into this course feeling pretty confident reading CBCT’s for TMD & neck. This course showed me how much more there is to know. It provides a structured process for complete evaluation of your CBCT’s. I am learning and growing with The Continuum at LVI. Every time I come, the courses have so much information. I recommend reviewing the material (manuals) after each course. This helps me to implement all of the material.”

– Dr. John Garza

“What a course! Thank you Bill for taking the time out of your schedule to make this happen. What a great Saturday it was. Wow for putting all the time and effort into the prep. This was my third CBCT interpretation class. I learned more in the first 8 minutes, than the other two classes combined. Well done Bill!”

– Dr. Brian Devine

“LVI has given me so many tools and important information to change dentistry to a more comprehensive style. This physiologic style of dental education here has allowed me to educate patients better. Thank you Bill & Heidi and all the great staff.”

– Dr. Kathleen Dillon

“This was an awesome course! The manual that was given had everything in it making it easy to follow along. Thank you for putting it together. You can tell a lot of time was put into it.”

– Dr. Adelina Monty

“I can do far more procedures in-house and limit my referrals for my patients.”

– Dr. Greg Chace

“Every time I visit LVI I learn something amazing. Each course adds to my patient care.”

– Dr. Jennifer Chace

“How far LVI has come. I think I took the anatomy course with Norm 2 or 3 times. The CBCT course just put all of that in perspective. I knew I needed to know this stuff on the hard patients, but Bill just pulled it all together and gave me way to look at it. It is a new game that I will use on everyone. And you think that Bill is just an arrogant guy that tells you breakfast is over get to the lecture hall, but watching him go through scan after scan, knowing what everything was, randomly identifying things, and this guy knows his sh*@. Really. It was amazing watching him talk about every structure, just running through scans, it was amazing. When does he have time to learn this stuff? Well, unless it really is his passion filled purpose. Thank you so much Bill!”

– Dr. Clint Esler

” I usually don’t post anything after my courses because I just assume everyone will think I’m biased….but I HAVE to post this time. I agree with what everyone has posted and can’t say enough about BOTH the Advanced Scan and the CBCT courses…..and I am SO impressed with my amazing dad….his knowledge and ability to read both scans as well as CBCT’s is incredible and a testament to the time and effort he put into these courses. Now it’s on to the hard part of studying the manuals and going through scans on my own so it really sinks in. Good to see everyone that was there!! You are all my role models! :-)”

– Dr. Kimberlee Dickerson

“CBCT Evaluation course — WOW!!! Bill’s knowledge of head and neck anatomy is very IMPRESSIVE! He has taken so much time to learn how to evaluate the CBCT scans and the course that he has created is freakingly (if there is such a word) amazing. He has created a process of evaluating CBCT x-rays with a check list that is so comprehensive; your radiologist would be impressed. I cannot imagine how many hours he must have put in to create the manual and the course. Thank you Bill, for your passion, dedication and your pursuit to make us the best dentists we can be. It is very much appreciated. When the next course date is announced, make sure you sign up. You will not regret it — GUARANTEED!!!”

– Dr. Noor-Allah Manji

“Awesome Course!! Still can’t believe how much I learned in this one day course. Bill presents a different way to progress through the scans in checklist form arranged in a way that just makes sense. I loved it and highly recommend. P.S -This coming from the first CBCT user and San Diego County and the fourth in all of Southern California. I’m on my second machine so bottom line is I have been taking and reading CBCT’s for a long time. Still can’t believe how much I learned in this one day course. Bill presents a different way to progress through the scans in checklist form arranged in a way that just makes sense. I loved it and highly recommend.

– Dr. Martin Abelar

“I just returned from an amazing CBCT course. I highly recommend this course to everyone who treats the TMJ or sleep patients. Bill did an amazing job and created another WOW effect in everyone who attended this class. Thank you Bill for everything you have done for all of us to become the dentists that we are.”

– Dr. Mike Deldar

“As for the CBCT, I now have a better understanding of the technology. The information and format were awesome. We worked through every part of a CBCT so we can start on Monday using this information. Nowhere else in the world could have done a course like what Bill put together at LVI. I am so proud to be a part of this institution and the physiologic movement.”

– Dr. David Schmidt

” I was blown away with the course content. Then at the end Bill brought it all together. He made the difficult seem doable. Thank you Bill so much for your dedication, your super human Brainiac, CBCT ninja skills and all of the LVI team! So glad I took the class!!!”

– Dr. Laurie Johnson


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provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement
6/1/19 to 5/31/22
Provider ID 208412


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