Dental caries is one of the most common human diseases.

The early diagnosis of the caries decay could prevent the consequences secondary to the extension of the decay to the tooth structures and pulp and hence the further complicated treatment or even loss of the tooth.

Diagnostic tools such as dental radiographs play an important role in detecting early caries and can predict the prognosis of the decayed tooth. However, the radiologic diagnosis of the caries needs a comprehensive understanding of the different appearances of the carious lesions and differential diagnosis with other similar resorptive processes as well as the normal anatomy and artifacts.

In this online course, different appearances of the caries and radiologic limitations and abilities for their diagnosis will be discussed. 



This course aims to review the previous knowledge of the dentists about the caries detection on radiographs will help the dentists:
1. To know how to better visualize the dental decays in analog and digital radiographs (through proprietary or third-party software).
2. To know the advantages and disadvantages/limitations of the different dental imaging for detecting caries.
3. To differentiate the other similar appearances from the carious decays.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Masoud Varshosaz

Dr. Masoud Varshosaz graduated in 1992 with a DDS degree and completed a specialty program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist in 1995 in Iran. He is a board-certified Oral radiologist in Canada. He has been involved in teaching and private practice in oral radiology both here in Canada and back home ever since he graduated. He is honored to have been an assistant professor and director of the oral radiology program in one of the highest-ranked universities in Iran. He is a clinical associate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Varshosaz is a fellow of RCDSO, a member of the Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial radiology, Ontario Dental Association, and an associate/consultant oral radiologist at private radiology centers in the USA and Canada.