Ibrahim Nasseh

Ibrahim Nasseh

Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University

Prof. Ibrahim Nasseh graduated from Saint Joseph-University (Lebanon), then received certificates of Advanced Studies in Oral Biology, Oral Radiology, Conservative Dentistry and finally his “Doctorat ès Sciences Odontologiques” (PhD) from Paris.

Pr. Ibrahim Nasseh is the founder and past chairman of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Imaging Department at the Lebanese University in Beirut. He established the first postgraduate program in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in the Middle East in 1995.

He is the current President of the Scientific Committee at the Lebanese Dental Association.

He is an active member in numerous organizations, has extensively lectured at national and international meetings and authored numerous articles in national and international scientific journals.

Lecture title: Diagnostic Considerations in Soft Tissue Calcifications

Lecture abstract: Head and neck soft tissues calcifications can result from physiological or pathological mineralization. Some of these calcifications may be found on panoramic radiography superimposed over hard and soft tissue structures. Since cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been used in dentistry, fortuitous discovery of such calcifications has increased. However, by providing images in the third dimension, CBCT facilitates their precise localization.

Differentiation of these calcifications create a diagnostic challenge. Adequate diagnosis of these entities may enhance their approach and management by clinicians.

The aim of this lecture is to describe the radiographic characteristics of head and neck calcifications found on panoramic and CBCT images in daily dental practice.