The teaching mission of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is to educate dental students about the principles and applications of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis of oral-facial disease. This includes ensuring that the students have an appreciation for radiation physics, the biologic hazards attendant to the use of ionizing radiation, as well as the use of a systematic radiographic approach to the identification of normal anatomy and pathologic conditions.
The UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology faculty sponsors a two-year full-time postgraduate certificate program designed to train specialists in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. The mission of the Oral and Maxillofacial Certificate Program is to comprehensively train residents to become proficient radiologists, competent teachers, familiar with the foundations of research methodology, and to contribute their skills and knowledge in the service of the profession. Students may also elect to pursue an MS or PhD degree in Oral Biology. For more information about the postdoctoral program .
- ORAD: a program designed to assist dentists and students generate a differential diagnosis for radiographic lesions of the jaws.
- ORADList: a discussion group for everybody interested in oral radiology.
- Oral Radiology Study Guide: a computer aided instructional program for normal radiographic anatomy.