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Introducing a New Pediatric Bitewing Radiograph Interpretation Course

In this video, Dr. Kathy Boutis, Pediatric Emergency Physician and Academic Director of ImageSim at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, introduces a new dental Canada Medical Education (CME) course that teaches and assesses dentists’ accuracy in pediatric bitewing radiograph interpretation.

Developed in collaboration with pediatric dentists at the hospital, the course presents participants with 170 pediatric bitewing radiographs, along with a brief clinical history. The course requires dentists to diagnose the presence or absence of carious lesions. Once a response has been submitted, the dentist will get an immediate text and visual feedback, along with metrics as to how they are doing.

The cost for two years’ access to the course is $150 for practising dentists or $100 for students/auxiliaries. The course is suitable for any dentist who treats children in their office and participants can claim up to 9 Level 2 CME credits.

Key collaborators in the development of the Pediatric Bitewing Radiograph Interpretation Course include Dr. Michael Casas, Dr. Edward Barrett, Dr. Erin Goertzen, and Dr. Susanne Perschbacher.

Registration is now live at https://imagesim2.research.sickkids.ca/login.

More information is available at www.imagesim.com.

“Interpreting pediatric bitewing radiographs is a complex visual skill and making a mistake can be relatively high stakes. It was important to us to create an experience that mirrors what a dentist does in the office and to optimize the transfer of learning from our course to the bedside.”


Dr. Kathy Boutis

Watch the Conversation (5'06")

Pediatric Bitewing Radiograph Course Demo (1'53")