Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology - Certificate

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region. Participants gain experience in oral and maxillofacial radiologic practice; acquire background information in radiation physics, biology, and protection; and enhance their teaching and research skills. 

The mission of this certificate program is to graduate comprehensively trained dental specialists who will become proficient oral and maxillofacial radiologists, competent teachers who are familiar with foundational research training and study assessment, and strong contributors to the dental profession.

All courses within this program are taught face-to-face, on campus at the College of Dentistry in Dallas. This program may require off-campus assignments at local, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex hospitals or dental clinics.

All applicants must hold a DDS, DMD, or equivalent foreign degree for admission. The certificate qualifies the graduate dentist for an independent specialty practice specializing in oral and maxillofacial radiology, as well as qualification to challenge the examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for board certification (diplomate status).

An optional MS in Oral Biology is available through the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Additional time in residence would be required if pursuing the Certificate and the MS in Oral Biology simultaneously. Additional tuition fees would also be incurred.

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This program prepares students for the opportunity to pursue an occupational license.  Please refer to the Notification for Students Pursuing an Occupational License in our catalog for additional information.

OBIO 610Responsible Conduct in Biomedical Research1.0
OBIO 611Research Design and Methodology2.0
OBIO 621Applied Biostatistics2.0
OBIO 631Advanced Craniofacial Development and Craniofacial Anomalies1.0
OBIO 660Teaching Skills for Health Professions Educators1.0
OBIO 672Head and Neck Anatomy1.5
OMFP 619Advanced Oral Pathology2.0
OMFR 600Radiation Physics and Biology for Radiology Residents I0.0
OMFR 601Radiation Physics and Biology for Radiology Residents II0.0
OMFR 604Case Conference I0.0
OMFR 605Case Conference II0.0
OMFR 606Case Conference III0.0
OMFR 607Case Conference IV0.0
OMFR 608Case Conference V0.0
OMFR 609Advanced Radiology Interpretation in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology2.0
OMFR 610Advanced Imaging Technology in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1.0
OMFR 611Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1.0
OMFR 612Clinical Teaching I0.0
OMFR 613Clinical Teaching II0.0
OMFR 614Clinical Teaching III0.0
OMFR 615Clinical Teaching IV0.0
OMFR 616Literature Review Journal Club I0.5
OMFR 617Literature Review Journal Club II1.0
OMFR 618Literature Review Journal Club III1.0
OMFR 619Literature Review Journal Club IV1.0
OMFR 620Literature Review Journal Club V1.0
OMFR 621Literature Review Journal Club VI1.0
OMFR 622Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Service I2.0
OMFR 623Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Service II2.0
OMFR 624Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Service III2.0
OMFR 625Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Service IV3.0
OMFR 626Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Service V3.5
OMFR 627Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Service VI4.0
OMFR 628Medical Clinical Radiology Service I1.0
OMFR 629Medical Clinical Radiology Service II3.5
OMFR 630Medical Clinical Radiology Service III4.0
OMFS 625Physical Diagnosis and Internal Medicine1.0
ORTH 613Advanced Cephalometrics1.0
ORTH 644Introduction to Cephalometrics (Advanced Cephalometrics)1.0
Total Semester Credit Hours48

Must complete 24 months of residency, total credit hours specified, any non-credit courses specified, and be approved by the Promotions Committee for this certificate to be awarded. In addition to didactic and seminar courses, the student will participate in the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology clinical service at the College of Dentistry, as well as the Medical Radiology Clinical Service at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.