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Systematic Interpretation of Common Dental Radiographs: Episode 5: Seeing vs. Observing Pantomographs


Dr. Bob Wood, specialist in oral and maxillofacial radiology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, joins Dr. John O’Keefe in the 5th episode of a series of video presentations that help clinicians to systematically review and interpret their radiographs. Using real clinical cases, Dr. Wood points out the required steps to get to an accurate interpretation that leads to a precise diagnosis. 

In this 5th episode, Dr. Wood speaks about the systematic approach to interpreting pantomographs and the difference between seeing and observing this type of radiographs. 

In this video, Dr. Wood shows six radiographs that he would like you to observe. He would also like you to share your written observations with him. You can do so by sending us an email to oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca and we will forward those to him for the next episode. You can request to remain anonymous and we will remove all identifiers. 

Until next time!

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager

Read/download the transcript of the conversation (PDF)

Previous Episodes in the Series

Oasis Moment (2.09″)

Full Conversation (32.10″)



  1. tabarek almosuli December 6, 2018

    Thank you for the refresher course about PAN anatomy
    I was wondering, what are your recommendations for dental radiography exposure detection for the dental personnel? Are we required to monitor such exposure, esp with Pan machine as it is usually not in a concealed area.

  2. Dr. Paul Belzycki, DDS December 6, 2018

    Dear Bob.

    Many thanks for this series of posts.
    What I have noticed is the rush to ever more sophisticated technologies, with the hope that therein is to be found all the answers and solutions. Folks are forgetting to employ common sense and wisdom that is gained through effort and experience.

    We are of the same vintage… Old.
    But as an Older colleague once told me…Old Chickens make the best soup.

    We all appreciate and benefit from your efforts in these presentations.

    Dr. Paul Belzycki, DDS


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