Dr. William Nudera




      Dr. William Nudera earned a DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry in 1999. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Air Force Dental Corps where he completed a one year AEGD residency program. During his time of service, Dr Nudera received a National Defense Service Medal for his involvement in “Operation Enduring Freedom” and was awarded the title of Air Force Dental Office of the Year in 2002. Following his service, Dr. Nudera returned to Chicago where he continued to practice general dentistry while pursuing an education in Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nudera completed his Endodontic training in 2005 earning his Endodontic specialty certificate as well as a Masters Degree in Oral Sciences.

     Dr. Nudera is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has several national and international publications including multiple scientific research contributions to the Journal of Endodontics and a chapter in the endodontics textbook 3D Imaging in Endodontics. Dr. Nudera maintains a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics at Specialized Endodontic Solutions in the Chicago suburb of Bloomingdale, Illinois. In addition to his fulltime practice, Dr. Nudera speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of Endodontic topics. Dr Nudera currently holds a faculty position in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. Dr. Nudera is a member of the A.B.E. College of Diplomates, American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, American Association of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, Illinois Association of Endodontists, Illinois Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society.


You Can’t Treat What You Can’t See: How CBCT Impacts

        Proper diagnosis and treatment planning are prerequisites for predictable and efficient endodontic treatment. Information available on cone beam imaging can significantly impact this decision making process. Learn what it takes to fully understand how to read and interpret a CBCT scan to provide your patients with most accurate, conservative and precise endodontic treatment available. Radiographic evaluation and interpretation is imperative for accurate endodontic diagnosis and  treatment planning. Assessments are made with respect to the location, shape and size of the pulp chamber, length of the root(s), visibility of the canal(s) and degree of canal curvature. When compared to traditional periapical radiographs, information available on a CBCT scan can  lead to diagnosis and treatment plan modifications 62% of the time. The ability to see in all three planes allows the clinician to visually dissect the tooth and its periapical attachment in order to make better diagnostic and treatment decisions.

Upon completion of this course, each participant should have a better understanding of the
- Cone beam imaging and its application in endodontic diagnosis.
- How to properly read a CBCT scan for endodontic decision making purposes.
- How to recognize different types of cone beam artifact.
- Five specific findings on a CBCT scan that are suggestive of root fracture.
- The impact of cone beam imaging on current outcome classifications.
- How to use the CBCT scan for percision endodontic treatment.