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KAPD December Business Meeting

Continuing Education Course

"Pediatric Oral Radiology: From A to X-rays"

December 6th, 2024


2-3 hours

General dentists, dental students, hygienists, dental assistants, and specialist


Juan F. Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH

Professor of Pediatric Dentistry | Associate Dean for Graduate Education | Department of Pediatric Dentistry | Attending Riley Hospital for Children | Indiana University School of Dentistry Indianapolis, Indiana | jfyepes@iu.edu

Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is a full professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the associate dean for graduate education at Indiana University School of Dentistry and an attending at Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Juan F. is also a clinical professor at the University at Buffalo. Juan F. is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogotá, Colombia. In 1999, Juan F. moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Juan F. completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, Juan F. completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, Juan F. completed a residency program and a master in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012.

Juan F. is board-certified by the American Boards of Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and Dental Public Health. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Indiana Dental Association, and American Dental Association. Juan F. is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh. He is a member of the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. Finally, Juan F is the associate editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA)

Course Outline:

This seminar will provide the attendees with the most common radiographic lesions that are presented in infants, children, and adolescents. The seminar will use case presentation as the learning and discussion format and will cover the entire spectrum of oral radiology in pediatric dentistry. Topics such as radiation safety, digital radiology, CBCT in pediatric dentistry, radiographic interpretation, and common radiographic lesions in children will be covered in this seminar. 


After attending this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of “building” a differential interpretation in radiology
  • Learn the most common radiographic lesions in infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Learn the indications of CBCT within the frame of practicing pediatric dentistry
  • Understand the importance of radiation safety in the practice of dentistry with children and adolescents (including the use or NOT use of lead apron)