Can you see? Ectopic maxillary canines and CBCT

30th September 2021, 19:00 to 20:00 BST


The introduction of CBCT means three dimensional data can now be used to locate an impacted or ectopic tooth and plan its path of retrieval. CBCT viewers designed for dental purposes may offer advantages over general purpose DICOM viewers. This webinar will explore the contribution of CBCT to the diagnosis and successful retrieval of ectopic maxillary canines.


  • understand when to request a CBCT for ectopic maxillary canines
  • an outline of how to read the scan
  • know the difference between axial, coronal sagittal, arch cross-section and custom sections and 3D volume renders
  • planning a retrieval path for an ectopic tooth
  • know what to tell the oral surgeon to maximise successful retrieval

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees should:

  • know when CBCT is helpful in treating ectopic maxillary canines
  • know which multiplanar reconstructions are available for diagnosis
  • know when to use a 3D volume render
  • know the framework for analysing a CBCT
  • be aware of what to consider when planning a retrieval path
  • what to communicate to the oral surgeon when requesting exposure of an ectopic tooth.

GDC Development Outcomes

Outcome C

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Our panellists include:

  • John Scholey (Chair). John is a Consultant and the Clinical lead in Orthodontics at the University Hospitals Of North Midlands U.K
  • David Birnie (Speaker). Consultant orthodontist, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust 


1 Hour

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A recording of the webinar will be made available on this page in the days following the live broadcast.

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