Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Case Presentation Workshop: Imaging Processing/Management, Documentation, Write-up (Special Value to Students/Residents!)

Saturday, December 5, 2015 | Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM PST
CDE Credits: 2.00 Teaching Methods: Lecture; Live Online or Self-Instructional Video Length: 2 hours
PDL is an ADA CERP recognized provider. PDL designates this activity for 2.00 hours continuing dental education credit.
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  • Webinar Title: Case Presentation Workshop: Imaging Processing/Management, Documentation, Write-up (Special Value to Students/Residents!)
  • Presenter: Dr. Terry Pannkuk
  • Date Recorded: December 5th, 2015
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • CDE Credits: 2 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



Historically, documentation of details during patient treatment has been an extraordinary challenge. In recent years, interdisciplinary comprehensive care has become increasingly complicated with the need for meticulous accurate communication between team members working together to rehabilitate a patient’s entire dentition.

As an experienced board-certified endodontist, Dr. Pannkuk has developed certain key strategies utilizing modern technology such as Cone Beam CT scanning, Microscopy, Digital Radiography, and Advanced Clinical Photography to document patient treatment so that all salient details are recorded and organized for later retrieval and case presentation. Digital imaging and paperless charting with a networked computer system have profoundly changed dental practice in the last two decades.

Those clinicians practicing traditional charting are at a disadvantage and may become overwhelmed and inefficient when migrating to the use of a microscope, CBCT, and digital imaging not fully understanding the new opportunities to more precisely record and gather detailed information about a patient’s treatment.

This presentation will be fully interactive and allow questions throughout the presentation as Dr. Pannkuk’s strategies for documentation will be explained and shown as needed.

Demonstrations of Photoshop image correction, Lightroom image organization, Dropbox, EyeFi, utilization of raw images and 4K videos with the new Sony A7rII mirrorless camera will be highlighted.

Course Outline

I. Introduction
II. Essential elements of a properly documented case
III. The basic set up needs
IV. Workflow from operatory to hard drive
V. Image correction and advanced tips
VI. Efficiently storing your patient data and organization for construction of a case presentation
VII. Concluding remarks, questions will be answered throughout the presentation


  1. Learn what needs to be documented
  2. Learn what equipment is necessary to take, store, and organize digital case materials for basic documentation.
  3. Understand proper settings and attachment of a camera to the microscope
  4. Learn how to efficiently store and retrieve captured data during treatment
  5. Learn how to organize patient materials and set up a case presentation

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Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Dr. Terry Pannkuk

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9 E Pedregosa Street, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States


Dr. Terry Pannkuk, a native of California, graduated from University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Biology, Georgetown Dental School with a D.D.S., and Boston University with an M.Sc.D. in Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, former editor and publisher of The Endodontic Report, former president of the Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, current reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics (official journal of the American Association of Endodontists), Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, President and Founder of the Schilder Institute for the Advancement of Endodontics, Editor and Publisher of PDL (Pure Dental Learning), Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, and international lecturer-author of topics relating to clinical endodontics.

He lives and practices in Santa Barbara, California.

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Original Release Date: December 5, 2015
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: December 5, 2018

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