Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral and maxillofacial radiology is the specialty of dentistry and radiology discipline concerned to the production and interpretation of data and images provided by all radiographic modalities. Understanding the role and applications of diagnostic imaging modalities used in dentistry and other health professions for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region, is fundamental to the specialty.
(Approved by the ADA April, 2001)

 CAREER DESCRIPTION:

    The educational mission of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is to educate students of dentistry on the principles and applications of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis of the disease oral-facial. This includes ensuring that students have an appreciation of the physics of radiation, the response to biological hazards in the use of ionizing radiation as well as the use of a radiographic systematic approach to the identification of the normal anatomy and pathologic.

    Research programs in Section Radiology Oral and Maxillofacial basic range of bone biology to the development of methods of screening for osteoporosis. The agenda of the biology of bone investigates the effects of growth factors, hormones and cytokines on the role of bone cells. The development of screening methods for osteoporosis is evaluating the effectiveness of clinical and radiographic predictors to identify individuals who subsequently develop an osteoporotic fracture.

 CAREER DESCRIPTION:

    Radiology The 24-month program leading to certification in oral and maxillofacial radiology. The 30-month program leading to certification in oral and maxillofacial radiology and a Master of science degree in oral biology. An application process is required for admission to the master's program.

    The curriculum is designed so that at the completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology exam. If accepted into the Master of science in oral biology program, additional courses and original research are required. On satisfactory completion of a thesis and the required courses, the Master of science degree will be awarded.

    One student is accepted into the program per year. Applicants with a D.D.S. / D.M.D. Degree from a school accredited by the American Dental Association or Canadian Dental Association are preferred. Graduates of dental programs not so accredited will be considered on a case-by-case basis.