Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
The University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry Division of Diagnostic Sciences offers an accredited three-year postdoctoral program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology leading to a Certificate and a Master of Science degree.
The program prepares qualified oral and maxillofacial radiology specialists for positions of responsibility in institutions of higher dental education or in the private practice setting. Participants gain experience in radiation physics, biology and protection, and enhance their teaching and research skills. The program emphasizes understanding of imaging technologies and proficiency in radiologic interpretation. This includes training in the physics and interpretation of advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance, medical and cone-beam computed tomography. The curriculum also includes courses in head and neck anatomy, oral pathology, and research and design methodologies.
The program requires the execution and completion of a master’s-level research project, which supports the graduate student’s development of scholarly competency, including critical thinking skills and understanding of scientific methodology. Upon completion of all requirements, each graduate is eligible for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.