Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
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.
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 microscopic and clinical pathology to strengthen the graduate student’s understanding of clinical correlations with radiologic findings.
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. Combined degrees with other supporting disciplines are possible at the master’s and PhD levels.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Program collaborates with other clinics and academic departments in the Adams School of Dentistry, UNC Hospitals and on campus in the areas of health physics, computer sciences, medical physics, as well as other related biomedical and clinical sciences.