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The 6th Annual G Lynn Powell Lecture Series

Price: 60.00


University of Utah School of Dentistry Alumni:

This course and meals are complimentary when registering with promotion code Alumni2024. Enter code at checkout.

Alumni Members include UUSOD graduates and faculty, GRP and RDEP graduates, and dentists who graduated from closed dental schools. 



Friday, October 4, 2024

The 6th Annual G Lynn Powell Lecture Series

Live in-person event


University of Utah, Alumni House, 155 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, 84111

"Free parking will be available onsite"

Use the parking lot north of the Alumni House.

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 am to 9:00 am   Presentation: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00pm

CDE Hours Awarded:                                         Conflicts of Interest:

6 CDE Lecture hours                                            No Conflicts


Education Methods:  Live Lecture                      Required Attendee                   

AGD subject codes: 730                                Dental Practice Experience      


External Funding:



CBCT, Three Things You Need to Know


Part #1


Identifying Common Dental “Pathology” in Your CBCT Volumes 

When looking at your CBCT scans, have you ever wondered, “What am I looking at?” or “Is that normal or abnormal?” In this presentation, Dr. Miles will identify common and not-so-common findings in dental alveolar scans and discuss diagnostic dilemmas such as root fractures and peri-implantitis. He will also present radiolucencies, radiopacities, anomalies, and infrequent but “harmless” pathology.


Course Objectives:

  • Identify common radiolucent and radiopaque lesions.
  • Understand the difficulty of finding root fractures even with CBCT.
  • Review and understand some common and some uncommon anomalies that will appear in their volumes.


Part #2


CBCT and Paranasal Sinus Disorders - What Dentists Should Know and When They Should Refer

Paranasal sinus problems are very common – in children and adults. Dentists frequently encounter patients with these problems in their dental offices and must understand how to distinguish sinus pain from odontogenic causes. Radiographic manifestations of paranasal sinus disease are precisely depicted on CBCT scans if you know where to look and understand the anatomy. Endodontic problems and maxillary sinus disease are often indistinguishable, except by CBCT imaging. Learn what you may have been missing and improve your management of patients with paranasal sinus problems mimicking odontogenic causes.


Course Objectives:

  • How to recognize key radiographic features of common but significant sinus disorders.
  • How Cone Beam CT improves sinus disease feature detection.
  • How and why Cone Beam CT is becoming the “gold standard” for scanning children with sinus problems.
  • How CBCT can help determine some causes of endodontic failures.
  • How to review the paranasal sinus spaces in the CBCT scan.
  • When to refer to the otolaryngologic specialists.

Part #3


"Early Detection of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in CBCT Images - Impact on Patient Care"

Patients with diabetes are commonly seen in dental offices. Many patients know their status and monitor and control their disorder. However, there are millions of undiagnosed and pre-diabetic patients in the population, most of whom have no idea that they may have Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

Radiographic signs for T2DM are frequently present and identifiable on both CBCT images - if you know where and what to look for. Early disease detection helps the patient’s primary care physician diagnose the problem and enables you to avoid treatment problems.

This presentation will review some of the key clinical features and pathobiology of calcifications seen in CBCT images of patients with known and unknown diabetes and instruct you on which tools you can use in your software to enhance detection. See what you may have been missing and improve your management of patients with Type II DM or identify them earlier!


Course Objectives:

  • Learn to recognize radiographic signs of undiagnosed/uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Learn to correlate the clinical and radiographic features of these problems.   
  • Learn how CBCT can improve disease feature detection with diabetes and identify patients who may not know they have this disorder.

Guest Speaker:

Dale A. Miles, BA, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) 

Dr. Miles is an adjunct professor at the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso, Texas. He was Chair of the Department of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky and the graduate program director of Diagnostic Sciences at Indiana University. He has also held positions at the University of Connecticut, Dalhousie University, and the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (A.T. Still University). He was the first Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at ASDOH. 

A diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral Medicine, Dr. Miles has been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the “TOP CLINICANS IN CE” for the past 17 years. 

Dr. Miles received the “Civism Award” from the United States Department of the Navy for his 21 years of service in education at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2004, he also received the “Alumni of Distinction” award from his alma mater, the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Dentistry.

He has authored over 140 scientific articles, six radiology textbooks, and the best-selling atlas on cone beam imaging, "Atlas of Cone Beam Imaging for Dental Applications." He has a website for teaching the dental team cone beam imaging at www.doctorconebeam.com. Dr. Miles has a full-time Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology practice in Fountain Hills, AZ.


Annual G Lynn Powell Lecture Series

The Annual Lynn Powell Lecture series honors the contributions of Dr. Lynn Powell, Former Director of the Regional Dental Education program (RDEP) and Founding Dean of the School of Dentistry. Dr. Powell’s superb stewardship of RDEP; his relentless pursuit of both the funding and political support necessary for the establishment of the School; and his visionary leadership through the design and construction of the Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building deserve enduring recognition. The Annual Lecture Series will bring to the dental community of Utah and its region a distinguished speaker reflective of the highest standards of oral care.