Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
- Program Overview
- Admissions Requirements
- Application Procedure
- Decisions Process
- Contact Information
Sanjay Mallya, BDS, MDS, PhD
The UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology faculty offers 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.
The comprehensive curriculum consists of didactic education and clinical training in the radiation sciences, including maxillofacial radiological interpretation, radiation physics, and radiation biology and safety. The residents will actively participate in patient care in the OMR Radiology Practice. The UCLA OMR Practice is well equipped and provides both conventional and state-of-the-art CBCT maxillofacial imaging to patients from the UCLA School of Dentistry as well as community dental providers. Residents will also gain clinical experience in head and neck interpretation using contemporary imaging modalities, through rotations, case conferences and seminars at the UCLA Ronald-Reagan Medical Center and the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.
Residents will augment their diagnostic skills through clinical experiences in the oral facial pain clinic and craniofacial anomalies clinic. Residents will also participate in implant conferences and oral surgery lecture series and receive didactic education in oral medicine and pathology. The residents will participate in the pre-doctoral OMR curriculum. Residents are expected to participate in research projects and present their findings at national or international meetings.
The UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Postgraduate Training Program may be taken in combination with academic programs leading to a MS or PhD degree. The combined programs usually last three years (MS) or five years (PhD), depending on the research background of the candidate. The objectives of the combined programs are to develop clinical competence in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology combined with the research expertise to enable the graduate to pursue an academic career involving teaching and independent or collaborative research. Didactic, research, and clinical components develop simultaneously throughout the program, although different components are emphasized at different times.
This program is accredited by by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
Length of Program: 2 years
Number of Positions: 2
Financial Arrangement: B salary
- US citizen or permanent resident
- DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited program
- National Board Dental Examination, Part I
- Submit primary materials through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Applicants must submit 3 PPIs and 2 PEFs on PASS. Please visit the ADEA PASS webpage for more information.
- Submit the UCLA Standard Residency Supplemental Application, CV, NBDE score report (if not reported by Dean on PASS) and official undergraduate transcripts directly to the Student Affairs Office:
Incomplete files will not be considered.
Application Deadline: October 15
Selected candidates will be invited to interview. If you have been selected, you will be notified by telephone and/or email.
The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:
- Academic achievement
- Leadership activities
- Research experience
- Teaching experience
- Demonstrated interest in oral and maxillofacial radiology
This program does not participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Service. Accepted candidates are notified by telephone.
Ms. Erin Hakim
Postgraduate Program Coordinator & International Advisor