Scottsdale dentist contributes to dental textbook

All dentists are required to earn a certain number of continuing education credits to maintain their license throughout their career. These CE’s often introduce new technology and techniques, which often move patient care forward as dentists becomes exposed to the benefits and new options available for patients.

Dr. Terry Work

Dr. Terry Work

Scottsdale dentist, Dr. Terry Work, of Dental Works Family Dentistry, is helping to introduce new techniques that may someday be used in all general dentistry offices, not just his own.

At the request of Dental Learning Systems, LLC, Dr. Work authored a Continuing Dental Education for Life-Long Learning article that appears in the June 2015 issue of, according to a press release.

The article was titled “CBCT Scanners for the General Dental Office.” CBCT stands for: Cone Beam Computed Tomography.  The article provides two hours of CE credit from Dental Learning Systems, LLC for those who pass an online quiz with a score of 70 percent or higher, according to the release

The course is valid through June of 2017.

“CBCT technology is increasingly being used in general and specialty dental practices based on the multiple benefits it provides,” stated Dr. Work in the release.  “I’m honored that Dental Learning Systems asked me to write this article to introduce and explain the benefits and techniques to my peers”

Learning objectives are:

  • Describe the difference between radiographs, CT scans and CBCT scans.
  • Discuss the use of CBCT technology in the general and specialty practice.
  • Explain the capabilities and limitations of CT and CBCT scanners.
  • Identify considerations for choosing between the use of CT or CBCT scanners for acquiring diagnostic images.

Dr. Work is a graduate of the dental school at Oregon Health Sciences University, according to the release.  He served four years as a Dental Officer in the U.S. Navy before opening Dental Works Family Dentistry in Scottsdale with his wife and fellow dentist, Dr. Mary Ann Work.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona State Dental Association, and a diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.  He mentors for Neodent Dental Implant company lectures nationally on implant placement and bone grafting techniques, according to the release.

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