Implant dentistry – Clinical anatomy and cone beam computed tomography

Expiry Date
: 30/11/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 4/4

Clinical importance of anatomical sites and the use of CBCT to visualize anatomical sites in implant dentistry

Keywords: Anatomical structures; CBCT, dental implants; basic implant protocol; success criteria; clinical anatomy

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to review critically important basic structures routinely encountered in implant therapy and how to visualize these anatomical landmarks with the aim of reducing unsolicited complications and to increase patient satisfaction.

Editor's comments:
Basic understanding of critical oral anatomical landmarks prior to implant therapy is an important first step in dental implant surgery protocol. A thorough perception of anatomy provides the implant surgeon with the confidence to deal with hard or soft tissues in efforts to restore the exact aim of implantation, whether function or esthetics, minimizing complications, and to ensure a successful treatment outcome. The use of CBCT is an essential tool and become the gold standard for identifying anatomical landmarks and virtual dental implant treatment planning..

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Critical oral anatomical sites and their clinical importance


  2. The use of CBCT to visualize anatomical landmarks.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
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