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Interpretation of 2D Dental Radiographs – A systematic approach.


Dental radiographs have been a valuable diagnostic tool in the dentist’s

armamentarium and are commonly being used in various dental practices across

Australia. A successful and systematic approach to radiographic interpretation

depends on thorough understanding of normal radiographic anatomy of the head

and neck. Dental practitioners should also be aware of all the pathologies and

especially those associated with systemic illnesses so that they can timely refer the

patients to the respective specialists. The lecture will mainly outline the basic steps

the clinicians must consider during 2D radiological examination of various

abnormalities of the jaws.


Dr. Amar Sholapurkar

Dr Amar Sholapurkar, is a full time academician, lecturer (Clinical Dentistry and

Oral Radiology) and department lead of the Oral Radiology section at College of

Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns. Australia. He has

more than a decade of teaching (for both undergraduates and postgraduates) and

research experience till date. Dr Sholapurkar is presently doing a part-time PhD at

JCU. He has completed his Masters in Oral Medicine and Radiology at the

prestigious Manipal University, India. His career started in Manipal University as an

Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) followed by Reader where he served as a

specialist in Oral Medicine and Radiology. He also worked as Assistant Professor at

University in the Middle East for couple of years. Over the past few years, he has

received approval (from various state Radiation health departments like VIC, QLD,

TAS, NSW and WA) and running his private CBCT and OPG licensing courses

across Australia. He is also a Key opinion leader of Dentsply Sirona (ANZ div) from

past 4 years and conducting the above courses within Queensland. He has

published more than 50 articles in reputed peer reviewed dental journals; have

contributed 11 chapters in book and has extensive conference presentations. He has

published (edited) a book titled: “Publish and Flourish – Practical Guide for effective

scientific writing” and selected in the editorial board/ peer review committee of about

5 Dental Journals. He has delivered Guest lectures/keynote lectures in Dental

conventions/specialty conferences/CPD activities in Australia and abroad. He is also

actively involved in conducting Dental Radiology workshop titled “Tips for Interpreting

and diagnosing everyday problems from dental radiographs” across Australia.

In this time of (Covid-19), Dr Derek Mahony is bringing FREE CPD to those in the dental industry affected by lockdown and unable to practice.


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